NNPBC 2024-25 Membership

Please note, NNPBC's membership year begins on April 1, 2024 and runs until March 31, 2025.
 

NNPBC knows that nurses have felt the burden of fees and the increased cost of living. NNPBC's annual fee is only $51.00 including GST and remains among the lowest of other health professional associations. We also continue to increase our programs, services, and course offerings to meet the growing needs of BC nurses.
 

Membership includes:

  • Mental health services
  • Professional development workshops
  • Clinical webinars
  • Policy engagement
  • Professional practice resources
  • Awards of Excellence
  • Campaigns
  • Advocacy materials
  • Government updates
  • Perks programs
  • Nursing jobs board
  • And much more!

What does this mean for me in 2024?

  • NNPBC's annual fee is only $51.00 including GST (That's less than a latte a month!).
  • NNPBC fees remain very low in comparison to health professional associations and, as we did in 2023, our service offerings continue to expand.
  • As was the case in 2023, RNs, RPNs, NPs and employed students will continue to purchase professional liability protection from the BCCNM as well as their NNPBC membership during their initial registration or renewal through the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (the College).
  • At the time of renewal (starting February 1, 2024), RNs, RPNs, NPs and employed students have two options for their CNPS professional liability protection, the bundled option OR CNPS liability protection only.
     
    Designation 2024 Bundled option 2024 CNPS professional liability protection only (no NNPBC)
    RNs and RPNs $122.40  ($51.00 NNPBC and $71.40 for CNPS professional liability protection - includes GST) $92.40  (includes GST)
    NPs $218.48  ($51.00 for NNPBC and $167.48 for CNPS professional liability protection - includes GST) $188.48  (includes GST)
    Employed students $96.90  ($25.50 NNPBC and $71.40 for CNPS professional liability protection - includes GST) $92.40  (includes GST)

  • LPNs and non-practising nurses will be provided with the opportunity to choose to purchase NNPBC membership during their BCCNM renewal (starting February 1, 2024) or can do this at a later time via the NNPBC website. See our Fees and Purchasing page for more details about how to purchase.


 



How do nursing fees compare to other professions?
X The table below highlights several key pieces of information including licensing fees, association fees and PLP fees for some of the BC's regulated health professions. In each of the cases noted, the professional association administers PLP. This is not an exhaustive list, rather it is a list of those easily searched online by going to websites and using google. Some information may have changed since the time of writing but is meant to provide an overall baseline comparison.
 
Regulated Profession Annual Registration Fee Association Fee PLP Fee (administered by the Professional Association) Total
RNs, RPNs, NPs Ranges from $521.95 RNs, RPNs to $751.90 for NPs $41.99 inclusive of GST through NNPBC $71.40 inclusive of GST as part of the group rate for RNs, RPNs.
$167.47 inclusive of GST for NPs
$635.34 (RNs, RPNs)
$951.35 (NPs)
LPNs LPNs $521.95 $41.99 inclusive of GST Currently paid through BCCNM $563.94 (LPNs)
Audiologists $750.00 $165.00 $50.00 $965.00
Dental Hygienists $515.00 $399 (includes provincial & national association membership - also includes Basic PL insurance) $17 (higher per-claim amount than basic) $914.00 - $931.00
Dental Technicians $775.00 $299.00 $85.00 $1,159.00
Dietitians $600.00 $350.00 $72.00 $1,022.00
Massage Therapists $600.00 $425.00 $169.00 $1,194.00
Midwives $740.95 2.9% of MSP billings $1,800.00 over $3,000.00
Naturopathic Physicians (naturopaths) $1,810.00 $1,432 (includes provincial/nat'l association) $50.00 $3,292.00
Occupational Therapists $525.00 $57 - 228 (depending on how many years practicing) $64 - $106 $643.00 - $859.00
Optometrists $1,390.00 $2,815 (includes Canadian Association of Optometrists membership) $3M per claim / $5M aggreg: $472;
$5M per claim / $5M aggreg: $587;
$10M per claim / $10M aggreg: $932
$4,677.00 - $5,137.00
Pharmacists $778.00 $320.00 $165.00 $1,263.00
Pharmacy Technicians $518.00 $200.00 Included in $200 fee $718.00
Physical Therapists (physiotherapists) $500.00 $319.82 $235 - $298 $1,054.32 - $1,117.82
Physicians and Surgeons $1,715.00 $1,571.85 (excluding CMA) $240 to $3,600 depending on specialty $3,526.85 - $6,886.85
Psychologists $1,200.00 $372.75 $275 - $350+ $1,847.75 - $1,922.75+