Mandatory Education: Understanding Restricted Activities

The learning module, ‘Understanding Restricted Activities’, is mandatory for all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to complete by June 30, 2022. This requirement is a part of 2022 Continuing Competence Program activities.

Restricted activities are high-risk health services that have education, skill, and, at times, supervision requirements. This module will help LPNs understand restricted activities and how to assess if they are competent to perform the restricted activity.

This module only needs to be completed once. To confirm that it has been successfully completed, please check your myCLPNA account under “My Exams”.

How to Access the Module

What to Expect

  • There are five sections to complete as part of the training plus, a final exam.
  • A successful minimum grade of 80% is needed to pass the exam. You may repeat the exam if necessary.
  • Complete the module at your own pace—the training does not have to be finished in one sitting.
  • A certificate is available to view and print once you have successfully completed the module.

Why is this Module Mandatory?

Changes to the LPN Regulation that came into effect on February 1, 2020, clarified the LPN Scope of Practice related to restricted activities. The Standards of Practice on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice state that prior to performing any restricted activity or area of advanced practice, LPNs must pass the CLPNA module ‘Understanding Restricted Activities’.

The CLPNA has developed this module to help LPNs understand the requirements of performing authorized restricted activities. After June 30, 2022, all new Alberta practical nurse program graduates will have this content provided in their entry-level education.

Related – Video: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs

More Information on Restricted Activities

For a current list of restricted activities and areas of practice requiring advanced authorization, see the Standards of Practice on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice.

The Policy on Practice and Education Requirements for Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice outlines the requirements for LPNs performing restricted activities and in areas of advanced practice.

Related – Restricted Activities and Advanced Authorizations


About Restricted Activities – Email the CLPNA’s Professional Practice Team

About how to access the module – Email the CLPNA’s Professional Development Department

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