Didn’t renew? How to reinstate registration for 2015

ad_PracticePermit_300x200On December 31, 2014 at midnight, annual Registration Renewal for CLPNA members was closed.

Those who did not renew and require an Active Practice Permit for 2015 must contact CLPNA for a “Reinstatement Application Form” and submit it with payment. Allow a minimum of 5 business days for processing. Incomplete packages are returned by mail for completion. Contact the CLPNA at info@clpna.com, 1-800-661-5877 or 780-484-8886.

$500+ Fine if practicing without a valid Practice Permit

Only individuals with a valid, unexpired CLPNA Practice Permit (Active/Limited/Temporary/Conditional registration types) are authorized to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta or use the title “LPN”, as per s43 of the Health Professions Act.

Practicing without a permit is considered unprofessional conduct and subject to the Complaints process. Fines of $500 or more may apply.

An ‘Associate’ Permit is a non-practicing registration type; the permit-holder is NOT authorized to practice as an LPN in Alberta.

RELATED – Complaints Process for Members

Finding proof of registration

To ensure Licensed Practical Nurse employees are able to practice for 2015, Alberta employers are strongly encouraged to confirm employee’s current registration status using CLPNA’s Public Registry of LPNs. No login or password is required, and the information provided is always live with our database.

RELATED – Public Registry of LPNs

For more information, contact CLPNA at info@clpna.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

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