On January 1, 2021, the Registration Renewal system at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. Nurses who have not renewed for 2021 will have their practice permit suspended.
How to Reinstate for 2021
Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits will be charged a $300 Registration Levy if registering in January. Permits not reinstated by January 31, 2021 will be cancelled, as per the Health Professions Act.
FINES, FEES, DISCIPLINE IF WORKING WITHOUT A PERMIT
The repercussions of working with an expired or invalid practice permit are serious and impact both an LPN’s registration and disciplinary status. All employers will be notified immediately as the nurse must stop working until the practice permit has been reinstated. (Typically, employers may also issue a suspension.)
The process to become reinstated may take weeks and involves the CLPNA’s Registration and Complaints Departments. Fees totalling $1280 must be paid, including $780 in Practice Permit Fees and a $500 Complaints Fee.