Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)

Once an individual meets the CPNRE requirements, an online application must be completed and submitted.  The online CPNRE application is accessible on the SALPN’s Member Portal.  When an application is processed, the SALPN submits the applicant’s information to Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS). Once YAS reviews the information, the candidate will receive an email instructing them to schedule an exam date and time.  



January 25 – February 21 (extended one week)  

June 7 – June 27  

September 6 – October 26  

November 8 – November 28 


to be announced 


The fee for the CPNRE exam is $425.00  

In 2022, the CPNRE exam fee will increase to $600 per attempt.  The first writing the increase affects will be the January 2022 exam offering.  

Exam Delivery 

The CPNRE is proctored online. Therefore, all exam candidates will need access to a computer, internet, and a clean and quiet space to write the CPNRE.  Further details will be provided once the exam is scheduled. 

Exam Results

CPNRE official results are released approximatelytwoweeks following the mid-point of the writing window and againtwoweeks after the writing window closes.Allresultsareemailed. 

Please note:  Once the “successful” resultsare processed, a change in licensure status will occur for those memberscurrentlylicensedas a graduate.Meaning,allGLPNs successful with the CPNRE will have their status appear as Practicing in the SALPN Public Register.  This changeon the websitemay appearbeforereceiving your official results by email.   

Beginning with the September 2021 writing, candidates have four (4) opportunities to pass the CPNRE.  All attempts must occur in succession.  The fourth attempt is not available to anyone who was unsuccessful on their third attempt before May 2021. 

Failure to attend or complete the CPNRE is considered an attempt.  If licensed as a GLPN, candidates who are unsuccessful on their fourth CPNRE attempt are no longer eligible to write and have graduate licensure revoked. 


Testing Accommodations  

All graduates who require testing accommodations must submit the necessary forms for approval to the SALPN 10 weeks before the date of the CPNRE.                                             

For complete CPNRE information, including preparation tools, visit;   

For more information regarding the CPNRE, please contact Noelle Odegard at 1-306-525-8026 or by emailing   



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