Updated Policy: English Language Proficiency Standard

The passing scores for the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) have been updated in the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s English Language Proficiency Standard Policy.

These changes are the result of a project undertaken by the Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative to revise the language proficiency requirements in collaboration with the CLPNA and nursing regulators across the country. The following passing scores are effective immediately:


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

2 Responses to “Updated Policy: English Language Proficiency Standard”

  1. Hi, my name is Priscilla. I’m a lisenced practical nurse and I have my diploma from Quebec. I would like to know how to practice here in Alberta, I would like to do the english exam to know if my english is good enough to do my job. I’ll wait for a response from you. Thank you!