Moving to PEI

If you wish to practice as a LPN in Prince Edward Island, you must apply to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Prince Edward Island for a Certificate of Registration. You are required to maintain currency of professional knowledge and skill requirement by the completion of a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice in the previous five calendar years. Information on the registration process is below.

In order to be eligible to be registered in the register for Licensed Practical Nurses all applicants are required to be reasonably proficient in written and spoken English in accordance with the RHPA General Regulations Section 1.1 

For further information related to demonstrating reasonable proficiency in English and English Language Proficiency tests approved by Council please read the CLPNPEI Reasonable Proficiency in English Policy 

If you are moving to Prince Edward Island from another country, please see information on the application process for internationally educated nurses.

If you are a student who has educated in another Canadian province and would like to apply for Graduate Practical Nurse Registration to work in PEI, please contact the Registrar by email

Apply for Certificate of Registration Process

You may not practice as a LPN in Prince Edward Island until you have been granted a Certificate of Registration by the CLPNPEI. To apply to practice in Prince Edward Island, an applicant must:

  • Signup on the Member Portal to create a profile.
  • Complete the General Registry Application Form on the Member Portal and submit it along with your one hundred and fifty dollar ($150) application fee, proof of legal name, government issued photo ID, proof of immigration status or Canadian citizenship, and English language test scores from a Council-approved language proficiency test (if applicable) in order to open your registration application file. 
  • Provide a Canadian Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search. These documents must have been received within the six (6) months from the date of issue.
  • Submit a Verification of Registration .You must provide this form to your current or most recent registration / licensing authority, and any authority with whom you have been licensed/registered with. Each of these authorities must fill out the form and return it directly to the CLPNPEI.

Please be sure to read each document carefully and note that some documents must be submitted by you and others by third parties. If you require further information, please contact the Registrar by email or by phone at 902-566-1512