• Registration Renewal is available online from March 1st to April 30th every year
  • Renewal must be completed by April 30th
  • Renewal not completed May 31st will result in suspension of the practice permit
  • Practice Permits can be viewed and downloaded at any time by Practicing members within their own personal member page
  • Tax receipts are emailed to members automatically and can be viewed and printed at any time by members within their own personal member page


Mandatory Requirement - All RPNs MUST Complete This New Course

On April 1st, 2019, Bill 21 – An Act to Protect Patients - officially took effect in Alberta to protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by health professionals.  As part of the legislation, all regulated health professionals in Alberta must successfully complete an education course on preventing and addressing sexual abuse and sexual misconduct towards patients.  The three-module course will create awareness about how to recognize and prevent sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. The course includes key definitions, mandatory reporting requirements, and consequences of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct.

All members must complete the online education course Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct and upload their certificate of completion through their CRPNA Member Page prior to renewing their 2021-2022 practice permit.

This mandatory course on sexual abuse and sexual misconduct is now available through the Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions (AFRHP) and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Click this link to the Mandatory Course: Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

Please note this course will take approximately an hour and a half to complete, and your progress is not saved. Upon completion, you must save this certificate and upload it to your CRPNA Member Page prior to the 2021/2022 renewal year.

Below are the tools that will help you through the annual renewal process. Remember to renew your practice permit by April 30th to avoid a $75.00 late fee. But more importantly RPNs who have not registered by May 31st will have their practice permits suspended.

Key Points for Renewing:

  •  A user name and password are required to sign in
  •  Members are able to change their status
  •  Review and change (if required) personal and employment information
  •  A current valid email address is required under the Health Professions Act (HPA)
  •  Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) declaration that PLI requirements met for renewal
  •  Record practice hours for the previous twelve months
  •  Complete a Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Practice Enhancement Plan
  •  Payment Options: Visa Credit, Visa Debit, MasterCard Credit, MasterCard Debit.  Cash is no longer accepted
  •  Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PAPP) members must complete the online registration renewal process
  •  A confirmation email will be sent upon completion of the online registration renewal process, should this email not be received contact the CRPNA office
  •  An electronic tax receipt will be emailed within 24 hours.
  •  Practicing members can view and print their own Practice Permit and Tax Receipt from their personal member page within 48 hours, providing there are no issues.
  •  Employers can validate RPN registration status on the website on the menu bar called Find A RPN

Quick Tip to help calculate practice hours:

Full time - calculate based on number of shifts x number of hours of the shift x 12 months (example:  20 shifts per month x 8 hrs x 12 = 1920 hrs).  
Part time & Casual - calculate based on shift length and number of shifts in your part time position per month x 12 months OR number of casual shifts in a month x 12 months.

Do not include sick/vacation or leaves of any time.  Hours are required to maintain the mandatory clinical competency hour requirement as legislated.