Most LPNs renewing registration for 2016 starting Oct 1

2016 Registration Renewal
Beginning October 1, 2015, most Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Alberta will renew their registration for an Active Practice Permit for the 2016 calendar year.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) encourages members to renew before the December 1 deadline for the lowest fee and best access to support. Those renewing before November 1 will be entered in a draw for $350 cash! This will be the first Registration Renewal requiring LPNs to complete their Learning Plan using the 3rd Edition of the Competency Profile for LPNs released in June.

Members must complete the annual Registration Renewal Application in order to:

  • work in Alberta as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2016 (registration type Active)
  • OR change registration type to non-practicing (Active to Associate; or Active to Inactive; or Associate to Inactive)
  • receive regulatory and practice information
  • keep registration in good standing

Registration Renewal notice emails are sent in late-September. Members who do not receive a notice should ensure their email address is correct on their member profile at and check their Spam or Junk folders. Or contact CLPNA at, 780-484-8886, or 1-800-661-5877.

WEBPAGE – Registration Renewal

Renew early and win $350

Active members who renew before November 1 will be automatically entered into the “Ready, Click, Win!” Contest to win back their Active Registration Renewal Fee of $350. To be eligible, members must submit a completed 2016 Registration Renewal application for an Active Practice Permit by November 1. The winner will be selected by random draw and their name will be publicly announced in early November.

Practicing without a current Practice Permit is illegal

Only individuals with a current CLPNA Practice Permit are authorized to use the title ‘LPN’ or work as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta, as per Section 43 of the Health Professions Act.

Working as a LPN with an expired or invalid Practice Permit is considered unprofessional conduct and violation will subject the individual to disciplinary action, including fines of $500 and up.

RELATED – Public Registry of LPNs

To validate the current and future registration status of a LPN, specialties or conditions, anyone can search CLPNA’s Public Registry of LPNs by name or registration number.

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