Licensed in Another Province: Applying for Registration

This page is for Licensed Practical Nurses (or Registered Practical Nurses from Ontario) currently or previously registered in another Canadian province/jurisdiction that wish to become registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta and who have not been previously registered with the CLPNA.


IMPORTANT: The title of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is restricted and cannot be used by an individual in Alberta unless authorized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). You must be registered with the CLPNA if you will be doing any of the following:

  1. Apply nursing knowledge, skills, and judgment to assess patient’s needs,
  2. Provide nursing care for patients and families
  3. Teach, manage and conduct research in the science, techniques and practice of nursing,
  4. Provide restricted activities authorized by the regulation


myCLPNA Sign Up

  1. From our website:
    • Click on the myCLPNA button and sign up with your email address.  You will receive an email with a link asking you to complete your registration.
  2. Once logged in, on the Dashboard select “Apply” under Active to begin the Out of Province Application.
  3. Complete the application either in one sitting or save the form for later with the button at the bottom.
  4. Once the application is complete , you will be able to submit your application and pay the application fee.
  5. After the application has been submitted and the application fee paid, the CLPNA will review your application and contact you within five (5) business days regarding any outstanding requirements or next steps.
  6. Additionally, you are required to submit a Criminal Record Check through myBackCheck. Click the button below to proceed:

Start Criminal Record Check

The Verification of Registration form is required to be completed if you are/or have been registered in another jurisdiction:

Verification of Registration

The following forms are required to be completed if you graduated prior to 2009:

Verification of Nursing Education

Request for Transcripts


If you are not registered in another province, the Out of Province Application may not be the best route for application, here are some other registration options:

For further information, contact the Registration Department at Ask CLPNAregistration@clpna.com780-484-8886, or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

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Updated March 4, 2020