The 2017 Registration Renewal deadline of December 1 is closing in on Alberta’s 14,000 Licensed Practical Nurses. Most LPNs must complete a Registration Renewal Application in order to practice as a nurse in 2017.
Higher fees after December 1
LPNs choosing to renew after December 1 will pay an increased fee of $400. CLPNA Council hopes this encourages more completed applications prior to the deadline, in compliance with the Bylaws.
Notices are sent by email, and published in the Fall and Winter issues of CARE magazine. Didn’t receive your email notice? Contact CLPNA at firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).
Winner of RENEW EARLY AND WIN Contest
Congratulations to Emily Herron, LPN, the winner of our early renewal contest!
She received a refund on her $350 Active Registration Renewal fee by completing her application by November 1. The winner was selected by random draw.
What happens if your Practice Permit expires?
Only individuals with a current CLPNA Practice Permit are authorized to use the titles ‘Licensed Practical Nurse’ or ‘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.
Public Registry of LPNs
To confirm 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 email@example.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).