Registration FAQ

Do I need to be licensed in the NWT/NU if I am providing telemedicine/telehealth from another province?

Yes, you need to be licensed.

What if I have taken my exam in French and have only worked in a French environment for the last two years?

You will need to complete an English Equivalency Exam. Please review the requirements in Policy R1: Registered Nurse Requirements found here

When does my license expire?

All licenses are in effect from January 1 – December 31 of each year.

How long is the processing time?

Renewals and Initial applications will be processed within 15 business days once all documents are received. If there is missing information or complications with your renewal this may delay the process.

Can my employer send my renewal documents on my behalf?

No. All applications must be submitted by the applicant.

What happens if I don’t renew during the renewal period from October 15 – November 30 of each year?

  • Renewal processed after November 30th will be subject to a $100 + GST late fee.
  • Applications received after December 31 will need to reinstate their license.
  • Click here for the application and information on reinstatement.

What is included in the fee?

  • Fee’s include GST, CNPS & CNA

Can you send a copy of my receipt and registration directly to the employer?

The Registration Coordinator will send you an email copy of the receipt and registration. You can then forward this directly to your employer if they request a copy.

Will I be notified when my Renewal/Initial Application has been completed?

Please check your portal for updates and you can also verify your status.

How many practice hours do I need?

  • RN: 1125 in 5 years
  • NP: 1125 in 4 years

What happens if I miss filling out a section?

This could delay the processing of your application. One of our staff members will email you to request the missing information.

When are the Renewal forms available?

The renewal forms will be online October 15th of each year.

Why do you need my email address?

As we move towards having our renewal process online you will need to have an email address to access the system. Please ensure this is an email that you check on a regular basis.

What if I still have questions?

We would be happy to assist you!
Phone (867) 873-2745 or email

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