BC Graduate Applicants

This webpage is a resource for those who have graduated (or are soon to graduate) from a recognized psychiatric nursing education program in BC.

If you completed your psychiatric nursing education:

Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination
If you have graduated from a recognized psychiatric nursing education program in BC, you are eligible to apply to CRPNBC to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE).

The application form for the next exam will be posted on the Registration Examination webpage approximately one week after the previous examination (e.g. the application for the May exam will be posted around a week after the January exam has taken place).

Interim registration
When you have completed your program, you may also apply for Interim registration while you are waiting to write the RPNCE. Please see our Interim registration webpage and the ‘Interim Registration’ Registration requirement document for further information.

Practicing or Non-practicing registration
If you are successful in passing RPNCE, you will be eligible to apply for Non-practicing or Practicing registration with CRPNBC.

We recommend you review the Registration Types and Requirements and Registration Requirement documents webpages before applying for any type of registration with CRPNBC.


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