New Saskatchewan Graduate

If you are near the end of or have recently completed a Saskatchewan-based Practical Nurse Education program, you will benefit from reading the CLPNS Student Instruction Package. Review the instruction package that corresponds with your program completion date and watch the informational video. If you have any questions, please email

Informational Video



Begin your Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) application by creating an account or logging into your Member Portal. Once logged in, look for the following option.

What do I need for my CPNRE application?

The CLPNS requires all CPNRE applicants (SK Graduates only) to:

  • enter your PN education program information and upload a copy of your official transcript (your CPNRE application cannot be submitted without the transcript)
  • choose the exam
  • upload 2 pieces of government-issued identification
  • upload the required Special Accommodation forms, if you require accommodation(s) for the exam.  Accommodations are only considered for documented disabilities and if you were accommodated during your PN program.
  • review the Non-Disclosure agreement
  • The CPNRE fee is due upon submission.  Acceptable payment methods are VISA, MasterCard, VISA Debit.

OK, I’ve applied for the CPNRE…what’s next?

The CLPNS will review your submission. If it’s acceptable, the CLPNS will send your information to the exam provider.  You will be notified by email if the CLPNS has any questions about your application.

Once the exam provider receives and reviews your information, they will issue you an email inviting you to schedule your CPNRE exam.  This email may take up to one week to receive, and please check your junk mail folder!  Through this email, you will be able to schedule your CPNRE date and time.  If you were approved for Special Accommodations, you will book your CPNRE date, time, and location via the toll-free number supplied in your email.

I booked my exam…now what?

Log into your CLPNS Member Portal and begin your Graduate LPN (GLPN) application.  Once logged in, look for the following option.

What do I need for my GLPN application?

Other than answering some basic questions, please prepare to upload or provide the following:

  • $150 application fee
  • Recent criminal record check (dated within the last 6 months) from either the RCMP or a local police department.

You cannot practice as a GLPN or LPN in Saskatchewan until you receive notification that you are licensed with the CLPNS.  Working without a valid GLPN or Practising LPN license is considered professional misconduct and discipline sanctions will be imposed.

*If the English language was not your first learned language and the language used in your home as a child for reading, writing, listening, and speaking then applicants must submit English Language Proficiency. If applicable, English Language Proficiency can be supported with one of the following options:

  1. Evidence of graduation from a Practical Nurse Education Program in Canada, where English was the language of instruction
  2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  3. CELBAN (Canadian English Language Benchmark for Nurses)

Click this link for the IELTS or CELBAN scores.

The CLPNS will review your submission and if everything looks good, an invoice for the licensure fee is issued.  You will receive this notice via email…all you need to do is log into your CLPNS Member Portal and pay the invoice. The CLPNS licensure is $450. Acceptable methods of payment are VISA, MasterCard, VISA Debit or e-Transfer.

The CLPNS will contact by email you if we have questions or comments about your application.