Registration Renewal for 2022: Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2021

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1, 2021.

LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process in order to work in Alberta in 2022. The process is also used to change or cancel registration.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) encourages all LPNs to renew before December 1 to pay the lowest registration fee of $350. For those who delay, the renewal fee is $550 when submitted between December 2 to 31.

Formal notices will be sent by email from the CLPNA’s Deputy Registrar throughout the renewal period.

Don’t Practice Without a Permit

Anyone found working as an LPN after December 31st, 2021, without a valid Practice Permit may be subject to disciplinary action from the CLPNA, including $500+ fines.

Only those individuals with a current CLPNA Practice Permit are authorized to work as an LPN in Alberta or use the title ‘Licensed Practical Nurse’ or ‘LPN’. 

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 if the applicant worked without a valid permit.


The CLPNA office remains closed to walk-in visitors as we continue to offer our services remotely.

To complete your registration renewal in-person, please contact the CLPNA registration team about the availability of in-person appointments. All in-person appointments will follow government and CLPNA protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Any individuals with COVID-19 symptoms or feeling unwell are asked to reschedule their registration appointment.


For more information, please contact:

Email the CLPNA’s Registration Department

Ask CLPNA or call 1-800-661-5877 (toll-free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.