Student Membership

IMPORTANT: To work in Alberta, Licensed Practical Nurses must have registration and a valid practice permit from the CLPNA.

Student Membership is an opportunity for those enrolled in an Alberta practical nurse diploma program to receive information on initial registration, regulation, and nursing policies as well as access to learning modules.

Student Membership is a non-practicing registration type. This means that student members are not permitted to work as an LPN or use the restricted title of Licensed Practical Nurse or LPN.

Student Memberships are valid for up to three years. You can apply to obtain an extension for additional years.

Upon successful completion of the practical nurse program, student members may apply to the CLPNA to obtain a Provisional practice permit and take the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE).

PLEASE NOTE: This membership is not associated with the Provisional application process. The fees connected with the membership will not be applied to your Provisional registration in the future.

How to Apply

  1. Visit MyCLPNA and sign up with your email address. You will receive an email with a link asking you to complete the sign-up.
  2. Once logged in, on the dashboard under Student Membership select Apply to begin the Student Membership Application.
  3. Complete the application either in one sitting or save the form for later with the button at the bottom.
  4. After the application has been submitted, the CLPNA will review your application and contact you within five business days regarding any outstanding requirements or next steps.

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 payment.

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

Questions About Becoming a Student Member?

Contact Us through AskCLPNA
or call 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877

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