Sneak Peek: Online Practice Permit introduced

curious womanBeginning October 1, when Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) renew their registration for 2014, most will immediately be able to see and print their Practice Permit and income tax receipt from their computer rather than waiting weeks for one to be mailed.

This is the latest in a series of improvements to the Registration Renewal process from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The change means that the CLPNA will no longer be printing and mailing over 10,000 Practice Permits every year to its members.

“The biggest concern with a paper-only Practice Permit is that it doesn’t reflect changes that may have occurred in a nurse’s registration status since it was issued,” states Linda Stanger, Executive Director/Registrar. “For example, any terms, conditions, or limitations added or removed as a result of the registration process or a disciplinary hearing. Online Practice Permits meets the needs of our members, employers and public safety by ensuring this information is easily accessible and always current.”

There is a cost-savings to LPNs as well. The hundreds of LPNs who lose permits or tax receipts will no longer have to pay for a duplicate, as the these items will be accessible on their member profile at

Related Info – 2014 Registration Renewal

For proof of current registration status, LPNs should direct employers and members of the public to the CLPNA’s Public Registry of LPNs.

Deadline for Registration Renewal completion is December 1, 2013. Notification will be sent by email in late-September. Members without an email address on file will be notified by mail. The CLPNA strongly recommends all members renew as early as possible.

Complete the 2014 Registration Renewal by November 1, 2013 to be automatically entered into a draw to win back your Registration Renewal Fees.