Previously Licensed in Alberta: Applying for Reinstatement
IMPORTANT: To work or accept employment in Alberta, Licensed Practical Nurses must have registration and a valid Practice Permit from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), as per the Health Professions Act (HPA) of Alberta.
This information is for individuals who were formerly registered as an LPN in Alberta to become registered again as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta, Canada.
REINSTATEMENT SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL
To apply for reinstatement as an LPN in Alberta, use the Reinstatement Self-Assessment Tool to determine if you are likely to meet CLPNA’s registration requirements and are eligible to apply.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE A REINSTATEMENT APPLICATION after completing the Reinstatement Self-Assessment.
Eligible applicants must:
- Have previously been registered as an LPN with CLPNA.
- Have nursing practice hours in the past four (4) years OR have graduated from a nursing education program in the past four (4) years. (In order for worked hours to qualify as nursing practice hours, you must have been registered, hired, and paid as a nurse. Practice hours do not include sick time, vacation or volunteering.)
- Applicants with zero (0) LPN practice hours in the previous 4-10 years will be referred to the Practical Nurse Refresher program.
- Applicants who have not practiced as an LPN in over 10 years are not eligible for the Practical Nurse Refresher Program and will be referred to the basic Practical Nurse program.
If you do not meet the above criteria, see below for other registration options:
- I am a New Graduate of an Practical Nurse program in Alberta
- I was Registered/Licensed as a LPN in Another Canadian Province/Territory
- I am an Internationally Educated Nurse (a nurse educated outside Canada and is/was not registered/licensed in Canada)
For further information, contact the Registration Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-484-8886.