Jurisprudence Examination

The Jurisprudence Examination will test your understanding of an Alberta LPN’s professional role and responsibilities.

This multiple-choice, open-book exam is developed and administered by the CLPNA. Successful completion of the Jurisprudence Examination is a registration requirement for select applicants.

Current Alberta LPNs are NOT required to complete the Jurisprudence Examination, but CLPNA encourages registrants to take the exam as part of their own Continuing Competence Program learning. The exam may be taken by registrants with an Active or Provisional registration practice permit.

How Do You Write the Exam?

For Applicants
For Members

As part of the registration process, applicants who are assessed to write the Jurisprudence Exam will be provided with details about how to pay for and write the exam.

CLPNA members with a current Active or Provisional registration practice permit may pay for and write the Jurisprudence Examination at any time. Follow the below instructions:

  1. Click on MyCLPNA (also on the top right corner of this screen).
  2. Type in your email address and password.
  3. Click on Jurisprudence and follow the instructions.
  4. Click on the Products page and choose Jurisprudence. After payment, the Jurisprudence Examination will immediately begin.

The Jurisprudence Examination is an open-book, multiple-choice exam. Fee: $50 for each exam attempt, payable by VISA or MasterCard. Payment will be made online immediately before beginning the exam. Exam fees are non-refundable.

Maximum exam time is four hours. Short breaks may be taken during the exam, but the countdown clock will continue to run. Exam writers are advised to ensure they do not log out of the exam while in progress, as this will end the exam and count as an exam attempt.

Exam results will take up to 2 business days to be available after completing the exam and may also be printed at any time by logging into MyCLPNA. The exam results will also be automatically sent to the CLPNA at the completion of the exam. Those who fail may retake the exam. There is a $50 exam fee for each attempt. Once the exam is completed successfully, no further exam attempts are possible.

Learning Objectives

  • To facilitate an understanding of the basic frameworks of provincial legislation directly impacting an LPN’s practice.
  • To increase professional understanding while adapting and integrating into new healthcare settings.


  • Self-Regulation
  • Function of the CLPNA
  • CLPNA Bylaws
  • Health Professions Act and Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation
  • Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Continuing competence
  • Conduct process
  • Registration
  • Scope of practice
  • Restricted activities
  • Supervision & delegation
  • Professional accountability and responsibility
  • Other Relevant Legislation
    • Health Information Act
    • Protection for Persons in Care Act
    • Canadian Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
    • Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act

Preparing for the Exam

Jurisprudence Examination Study Materials

The study materials provide all the information you need to study for the Jurisprudence Examination.

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.