Courtesy Registration

Courtesy Registration allows Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse (Ontario) applicants who are currently registered in another Canadian jurisdiction to register as an LPN in Alberta to practice for a period of three months or less for a reason approved by the CLPNA. Fees may be waived in the case of an emergency registration.

How to Apply

  1. Complete registration: Fill out the Courtesy Registration Application Form and email to
  2. Set up CLPNA account: Within five business days of submitting, your application will be entered into the CLPNA database and you will receive an email from Alinity to set up your account with the CLPNA.
  3. Pay application fee: Once your account is set up, you will receive an invoice to pay a $100 application fee.
  4. Submit criminal record check: You are required to submit a criminal record check through Backcheck. By following the link, your criminal record check will be submitted directly to the CLPNA.
  5. Submit Verification of Registration: You are required to request a Verification of Registration from your current jurisdiction. This will be sent to the CLPNA from your current jurisdiction via email in most cases.
  6. Submit letter of support from future employer: You are required to submit a letter of support from your future employer identifying the purpose of the Courtesy Registration request, location of employment, and expected dates of employment in Alberta. Please submit this letter directly to
  7. You may be required to provide proof of English Language Proficiency.
  8. You will receive a $175 final invoice for your permit fee within ten business days of all application requirements being met. You will need to meet all application requirements before you receive a decision letter.

Applicants and registrants can expect these standards when interacting with the Registration Department at the CLPNA.

  • Phone calls will be returned within one business day.
  • Emails will be returned within two business days.
  • Applications received with payment will be reviewed within five business days.
  • Completed applications will be processed with a decision letter within ten business days.
  • Invoices for approved applications will be available when the decision letter is issued.
  • A practice permit will be issued immediately upon receipt of the final invoice payment.

The Registration Service Standards policy outlines registration service standards at the CLPNA.