Language Requirements

English Language Proficiency Testing – Application Requirements 

The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) has the authority and responsibility to regulate the LPN profession in Saskatchewan.  The SALPN’s mission is to ensure that LPNs in our province serve society by providing professional nursing care.  The purpose of regulation is to protect the public from practitioners who are unqualified, incompetent or unethical. 

According to the SALPN Regulatory Bylaws, persons applying for admission to Membership and Initial Licensure must meet the English language requirement set by the SALPN Council.  If the English language was not the first learned language and the language used in the home as a child for reading, writing, listening, and speaking, applicants must submit English Language Proficiency requirements.  Acceptable options approved by the Council are: 

 1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 

Speaking: 7.5 

Writing: 7.5 

Listening: 8.0 

Reading: 7.5 

Overall Score: 7.5 

 OR 

2.  Canadian English Language Benchmark for Nurses (CELBAN) 

Speaking: 8 

Writing: 7 

Listening: 10 

Reading: 8 

 OR 

3. Four Years of Full-time Study in English in Canada:  Applicants must provide evidence of completion of four (4) years of full-time study in English in Canada.  Full-time study is defined as a minimum of three (3) classes per semester.  Only original transcripts are accepted. 

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