College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba


Applicants for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba are required to have passed the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE). The purpose of the CRNE is to protect the public by ensuring that the entry-level registered nurse possesses the competencies required to practise safely and effectively.

Please note: the last CRNE exams will be available on June 4 and October 1. After these dates, the NCLEX-RN exam replaces the CRNE. You will not be required to write the NCLEX-RN exam if you pass the CRNE before the end of 2014. More information about this change is available here.

Upcoming CRNE Dates

Exam Date
Application Deadline
October 1, 2014
August 15, 2014

Application Form

Download the CRNE application form here.

Note: You must complete the CRNE application form entering your name exactly as it appears on the valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driverís license) that you will use to enter the examination writing centre once you have been approved to write the CRNE. CRNE applicants must meet all other registration requirements before being eligible to write the examination. Please visit the Apply Now page to determine which requirements you must meet to be eligible to write the CRNE.


In 2014 the exam fee (including GST & non-refundable exam administration fee) is $546.41. Exam fees are set by the exam provider and not the College. The non-refundable CRNE Re-scoring fee for 2013 is $41.19 and the fee for 2014 is $41.52 (includes GST).

Reschedule Fee
The non-refundable fee to reschedule an examination is $131.25 (including GST). Please contact Registration Services if you need to reschedule your exam to see if this fee applies to you.


Additional Info

In accordance with the Registered Nurses Act and Regulation (2001):
  • Candidates have a maximum of three opportunities to pass the examination within one year of completing their program.
  • A candidate who fails two writings of the examination must complete a course of instruction set by the Executive Director that is based on an assessment of the candidateís need for remedial study. After the Executive Director receives proof of successful completion of the course of instruction, the candidate may write the examination for a third and final time.
  • A graduate nurse may write the examination no more than twice while on the graduate nurse register.
  • Candidates will receive information regarding the examination location approximately two weeks prior to the examination.
  • The recommended resource is the Canadian Registered Nurse Prep Guide.
  • Examination results are mailed within 48 hours of receipt. Results are not given out over the phone.

Testing Accommodations

If a candidate has a disability that could affect their performance on the CRNE, testing accommodations can be requested. Please note that these requests are subject to approval and must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines set out below. Please complete the Candidate Application Form and forward it to the address below. Have your health care professional complete the Documentation of Disability Related Needs Form and have them submit it directly to the address below.

Registration Services
College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
890 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg MB R3M 2M8
Fax: (204) 775-7117

Exam Date
Testing Accomodation Deadline
Testing Accomodation Form
October 1, 2014
July 21, 2014

Cheating is Your Concern!

If you suspect cheating, please contact the cheating hotline by phone toll-free: 1-888-900-0005 or email

Cheating includes sharing, copying, publishing or providing to anyone examination questions or answers by any means, including in person, telephone, electronically or digitally. Cheating also includes giving a summary or recollection of a question to someone else by any means.

All calls will be handled discreetly and confidentially.

Questions? Please contact us:
Telephone: 204-774-3477 ext 300
Toll free (Manitoba only): 800-665-2027 ext 300
Fax: 204-775-7117
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