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 approximately two weeks following the mid-point of the writing window and again two weeks after the writing window closes. All results are emailed.  

Please note:  Once the “successful” results are processed, a change in licensure status will occur for those members currently licensed as a graduate. Meaning, all GLPNs successful with the CPNRE will have their status appear as Practicing in the SALPN Public Register.  This change on the website may appear before receiving your official results by email. 

Candidates have 3 opportunities to pass the CPNRE.  Failure to attend or complete the CPNRE is considered an attempt.  Candidates who are unsuccessful on their third CPNRE attempt are no longer eligible to write and will have graduate licensure revoked, if applicable.  


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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