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Every year, more than 12,000 RNs, RN(NP)s, RN(AP)s, and RN(GNP)s complete the registration renewal process.
Below is a curated list of FAQs to help you successfully complete your renewal application.
When is renewal?
Renewal opens on Oct. 1 and closes on Dec. 1. Your complete application must be received by 6 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2022.
Why do I have to renew my certificate of practice?
A valid certificate of practice is a legal requirement to practise as an RN or RN(NP) in Manitoba. If you do not renew your certificate of practice for 2023 and continue to practise in 2023, you may be subject to unauthorized practice penalties.
What do I have to submit to renew my certificate of practice?
A complete application includes:
- an online renewal application
- applicable fees, including any outstanding money owed to the College
- completion of your annual continuing competency program (CCP) requirements, including the 2022 Scope in your practice jurisprudence learning module
- professional liability protection
- completion of CCP review requirements (if applicable)
- background checks (if applicable)
- verified practice hours (if applicable)
How can I renew online if I don’t have a computer or internet access?
If you do not have internet access at home or work, we encourage you to discuss with your employer accessing a computer at work or perhaps utilizing a friend or family member’s computer. Also, the renewal application can be completed on a smartphone.
I don’t know my registration number. Where can I find it?
You can search for your name in Nurse Check to find your registration number.
I forgot my password. What do I do now?
Click the “forgot my password” link on the CRNM Profile login page and enter your registration number. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password (this will be sent to the email address we have on file for you). If you don’t have access to the email account that we have on file for you or if you can’t remember the email address you gave us, contact us and we’ll update it for you.
I started to fill out my renewal application and had to stop partway through. What do I do now?
Log back in to your CRNM Profile. The information you entered to that point will be saved and you will be able to continue from that point. Your information is retained this way until you complete your renewal application and your payment information has been confirmed.
How can employers support RNs with renewing online?
We are asking employers make computers with Internet access available and allow RNs a time to renew online at work.
How do I know what I need to complete for renewal?
Log in to your CRNM Profile and click the “Renewal” tab – you’ll see a checklist here of all the items you need to complete in order to renew.
My checklist doesn’t say I need to submit a background check. Should I submit one anyway?
No. You only need to submit background check information if you signed an Undertaking with the College to provide background checks by Dec. 1, 2022.
How can I confirm that my renewal application was approved?
You will receive an email from us when your application has been approved. You can also verify the approval by searching for your name on Nurse Check. You can also visit your renewal checklist at any time to see the status of your renewal application. Allow at least one week for your application to be processed before checking your status in Nurse Check. If your status hasn’t changed after one week, please contact us at email@example.com as your application may be pending and may require follow-up on your part.
What should I do if I’m not renewing?
If you do not plan to practise in 2023, please let us know. You can do this by logging into your online profile and indicating in the renewal form that you are not renewing for 2023. This will update our system and we won’t send you renewal reminders.
What does the College use my fee for?
Fees are paid to the College because we regulate the registered nursing profession in Manitoba. Registration as an RN gives you the privilege of belonging to a regulated health profession. This shows the public that you are an educated, qualified and competent professional. You also have the legal authority to call yourself a registered nurse.
What if I have to change my name during renewal?
You do not have to wait for your name change to go through before you renew your certificate of practice. The process to change your name during renewal is the same as any other time of year, but during renewal it is especially important that you also change your name with the organization from which you purchased your professional liability protection. Find more information here.
Professional Liability Protection
Why do I need to obtain professional liability protection this year?
Your College fee no longer includes professional liability through CNPS. However, professional liability through CNPS is still a requirement for registration.
How do I obtain professional liability protection?
You must purchase liability protection before your renewal application is approved. There are two ways you can do this:
- through membership in the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba
- directly from CNPS
Is my coverage the same through both options?
Yes. The coverage through CNPS is the same, regardless of whether you purchase it through the Association or directly from CNPS.
If I have professional liability protection in another province or through my employer, do I still need to purchase it as part of my Manitoba renewal?
Yes. You must have professional liability protection in each province that you are registered. Even if your employer purchases liability protection as part of your employment, you are still required by legislation to have professional liability protection through CNPS.
Do I need to provide confirmation of my professional liability protection to the College?
No. Both the Association and CNPS will communicate with us on your behalf. You will see this recorded on your renewal checklist in your CRNM profile.
Why does registration renewal close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1?
A renewal deadline of Dec. 1 gives us time to contact you if there is an issue with your online renewal application. It also gives you time to fulfill any additional requirements that may be necessary. If you wait until the last minute to renew and there is an issue with your application, you may not be renewed for 2023 and will have to apply for reinstatement, which means you won’t be able to practise as an RN at the beginning of 2023.
This deadline also allows us to finalize the 2023 membership classes, to notify RNs of cancelled certificates of practice and ensure Manitoba employers are in a position to schedule staff for Jan. 1, 2023.
Can I apply for registration renewal on Dec. 1?
Yes, you can start your application on Dec. 1 but it will need to be completed by 6 p.m. A reminder that the 2022 Scope in your practice jurisprudence learning module (a renewal requirement) can take about an hour to complete.
What happens if I miss the Dec. 1 deadline?
If you miss the deadline and want to practise in 2023, you will have to apply for reinstatement. Click here for more information about reinstatement.
What is an unauthorized practice penalty and who does it apply to?
This penalty is imposed when an individual practises as an RN or RN(NP) without being properly registered. The penalty for RNs is $1500 + GST and $2000 + GST for RN(NP)s over and above the practicing fee for any calendar year, or part year.
Fees & Payment
What is my registration fee for 2023?
Planned registration renewal fees for 2023 are:
- Registered nurse: $486.47 + $24.32 GST = $510.79
- Nurse practitioner: $747.00 + $37.35 GST = $784.35
This will be confirmed before October 1, 2022.
How are registration fees set?
Self-regulation is important to all of us and it requires financial sustainability.
Registration fees and levies are set by Council to ensure self-regulation remains sustainable. For the 2023 registration year, the Council has approved a 3.4% increase in registration fees and set the levies for both the Capital Reserve and Legal and Sustainability Fund to $0.00.
How can I pay my registration fee?
You have several payment options:
|Certified cheque, money order
Remember, if you were enrolled in the pre-authorized chequing (PAC) plan in 2022, you have pre-paid your 2023 registration fee and don’t need to send payment unless you owe additional fees.
Why doesn’t the College accept cash payments anymore?
Cash payments were discontinued for security purposes. This came into effect on July 4, 2017.
How does the pre-authorized chequing (PAC) plan work?
If you were enrolled in the pre-authorized chequing (PAC) plan in 2022, you have pre-paid your 2023 registration fee but still need to complete all other renewal requirements. You will remain enrolled in the PAC plan until you let us know that you would like to cancel your enrolment. You do not have to reapply each year.
How do I calculate my practice hours?
Practising RNs and RN(NP)s are required to provide an estimate of how many hours you will work up to the end of 2022.
How do I know if the work I am doing can be counted as registered nursing practice hours?
If you are trying to determine whether the work you are doing can be counted as registered nursing practice hours for the purpose of registration renewal, please refer to our resource document, Is my practice registered nursing practice? for further information.
How many hours do I have to work to be eligible for renewal?
The minimum requirement for RNs in Manitoba is 1,125 hours in the previous five years or 450 hours in the previous two years (unless you have successfully written the CRNE/NCLEX in the four years preceding the current renewal year).
The minimum requirement for RN(NP)s in Manitoba is 900 extended practice hours in the previous three years or 300 extended practice hours in the previous year. Nurse practitioner educators must have 100 clinical hours as part of their total practice hours per year.
Can on-call hours be considered practice hours?
No. You must be engaged in RN practice to claim practice hours.
When reporting practice hours, can I include the hours I worked as a graduate nurse?
No. These are not calculated for the purpose of renewal.
I am on a back-to-work program because of a long-term disability. Can I claim these hours as practice hours?
Yes. You can claim these hours if the work is considered to be RN practice, if you were on the RN register at the time and if you are able to have the hours verified in the event of a review.
What if my hours from a previous year are incorrect on my online renewal application?
You are welcome to make corrections on your online renewal application if they are needed. It is not unusual for your estimate from last year to be changed once you know how many hours you actually worked.
What happens if my self-reported and verified practice hours do not match on my CRNM Profile?
Self-reported practice hours are calculated as an estimate by you during renewal. If you are required to submit verified hours your employer will calculate your practice hours and send them directly to us. The hours submitted directly from your employer often do not match your self-reported hours because your self-reported hours are an estimate. When reviewing your hours, we will confirm that you have met the minimum practice hour requirement. We do not compare your verified practice hours to your self-reported hours.
Leaves of Absence & Disclosure
I am taking a leave in 2023. What are my options for renewal?
There are several options if you are taking a leave from work. Click here to view your leave of absence renewal options.
I am off work due to a long-term disability or Workers Compensation claim. Should I indicate I have a physical ailment on the Disclosure portion of the online renewal application?
Not necessarily. This question is meant to identify if you have a physical ailment which may affect your ability to practise nursing in a safe and competent manner. An illness, injury or disability does not necessarily prevent you from practising safely or competently. If you are unsure about your specific situation, contact us and ask to speak with one of our quality practice consultants.
What do I need to complete as part of the CCP?
You must complete the Communicating in a Team Environment jurisprudence learning module and complete your CCP forms by the Dec. 1 deadline. Click here for more information about the CCP.
How do I confirm that I have completed the required jurisprudence learning module?
Your CRNM Profile is the best place to verify which modules are complete. If your 2022 Scope in your practice module is complete, it will have a date and time beside it. It may take up to 30 minutes for this information to synchronize with your CRNM Profile. If after this time, you still do not see the module showing as complete, please contact the College using the Live Chat or by phone.
All of the jurisprudence learning modules will be flagged incomplete in Lessonly. You do not need to complete all of the modules again.
How do I complete the jurisprudence learning modules?
You can access all modules by logging in to your CRNM Profile and clicking the “jurisprudence learning module” button on the right-hand side of your profile. Click here for more information about jurisprudence.
How do I know if I was selected for the CCP review?
If you were selected to participate in the review, you were notified by email in July. All review materials must be submitted by 6 p.m. on Dec. 1. This includes answering additional questions on your online renewal application. Click here for more information about the CCP review.
Why do I have to provide my employer information this year?
It’s now a requirement under the RHPA that we collect employer information, including a contact number. This information is public and is therefore available on Nurse Check.
How does the College protect the confidentiality of my personal/renewal information?
We use a number of security measures to protect your information and we proactively take measures to maintain the security of information we collect.
Access to your online profile is password-protected. You can help maintain the security of your personal information by not sharing your password and always logging out after you’re finished. This area of our site also encrypts all data for secure transmission across the Internet. Encryption makes information unreadable as it travels over the Internet.
How can I be sure that my online payment is secure?
Payments made online meet the standard for processing card industry (PCI) standards. This means that data transmission is encrypted and storage of any banking information also meets PCI standards. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provides a high level of security for Internet communications and provides an encrypted communications session between your web browser and a web server. When sensitive information is being sent over the Internet between your browser and a web server, SSL verifies that the information has not been altered in any way. All major browsers released in recent years support SSL.
The College does not retain any personal banking information transmitted over the Internet. This information is retained by Moneris, the largest processor of transactions in Canada. Moneris also has enhanced security mechanisms to ensure the security of financial information.
Why does the public have access to my status and employer info on Nurse Check?
This information is public information under the RHPA. An online public register is best practice in the regulation of health professionals for a number of reasons:
- Information can be updated in real time
- It minimizes the risk of illegal practitioners fraudulently obtaining employment
- It is easily accessible and available anytime