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2021 NNPBC Membership

Effective renewal year 2021, responsibility for CNPS professional liability (PLP) has been transferred to NNPBC.

What does this mean for me?

  • RNs, RPNs, NPs and employed students will continue to pay for CNPS Professional Liability Protection (PLP) during their initial registration or registration renewal.
  • At the time of renewal, RNs, RPNs, NPs and employed students have two options for their PLP:
    • Select the preferential group rate as part of a bundle that includes your required CNPS fee along with NNPBC membership for a cost of $109.20 (RNs/RPs), $236.04 (NPs) and $86.10 (ESNs).
    • Select the CNPS only option for for a cost of $164.86 (RNs/RPs), $375.38 (NPs) and $164.85 (ESNs).
  • In order to align with the BCCNM registration year, NNPBC will be offering its membership for a 13-month period at a cost of 12 months.
  • This transition does not impact LPNs and non-practicing nurses, LPNs and non-practising nurses will be provided with the opportunity to choose to purchase NNPBC membership during their BCCNM renewal or can do this at a later time via the NNPBC website.
  • While LPNs are not included in the 2021 renewal year, NNPBC is working to ensure that LPNs will be included in upcoming years. The necessity and importance of ensuring LPNs are covered by CNPS is a key piece of work for NNPBC and we are working to hire an LPN as a consultant to provide a detailed report to us on all options available. NNPBC recognizes that expanded LPN scope means that we will need to ensure that all options are thoroughly and meticulously explored while also being mindful of costs to LPNs and ensuring that LPNs have choices when it comes to how they engage with their liability protection. We encourage LPNs to share your perspectives with us by emailing info@nnpbc.com.

2021 Fees Table (NP, RN, RPN, ESN) - Purchased through BCCNM during renewal

Designation 2021 CNPS/NNPBC bundled option * 2021 CNPS Individual Rate (no NNPBC)
RNs and RPNs $109.20 (13 months, $54.60 for NNPBC and $54.60 for CNPS includes GST) $164.85 (13 months)
NPs $236.04 (13 months, $54.60 for NNPBC and $181.44 for CNPS includes GST) $375.38 (13 months)
Employed students $86.10 (13 months, $31.50 NNPBC and $54.60 for CNPS includes GST ) $164.85 (13 months)

  • The group rate is only available through the BCCNM website. You will be able to choose this option upon renewal and it will include your required CNPS and NNPBC.
  • Any nurse who chooses not to select the bundled option, may purchase NNPBC at any time at our rate of $54.60 (includes GST).

If you purchased NNPBC as part of the bundled option when you renewed, there is NO NEED to purchase again.

2021 LPN Fee

Association Membership:  $52.00 (13 months) + GST =  $54.60

  • LPNs have the option of including NNPBC when you renew your College registration. This is optional. If you have purchased NNPBC through the College, there is no need to purchase again.
  • If you have not purchased NNPBC with your College registration you may purchase NNPBC by clicking the 'Purchase Now' button above.

2021 Non-Practising Fee

Association Membership:  $30.00 (13 months) + GST =  $31.50

2021 Associate Member Fee (Other/Retired/Student Members - excluding employed students) Fee:

Association Membership:  $30.00 (13 months) + GST =  $31.50



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How do nursing fees compare to other professions?
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 $500 RNs, RPNs to $800.00 for NPs $52.00 plus GST through NNPBC $52.00 (13 months) as part of the group rate for RNs, RPNs. NPs pay $236.00 $604.00 (RNs, RPNs), $1036.00 (NPs)
LPNs LPNs $500.00 $52.00 plus GST Currently paid through BCCNM $552.00 (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+


2020 Fees Comparison Chart (NP, RN, RPN, ESN)
Designation 2020 NNPBC/CNA bundled option 2021 CNPS /NNPBC bundled option * 2021 CNPS Individual Rate (no NNPBC)
RNs and RPNs $129.83  (CNPS purchased through BCCNM in 2020) $109.20  (13 months, $54.60 for NNPBC and $54.60 for CNPS includes GST) $164.85  (13 months)
NPs $129.83  (CNPS purchased through BCCNM in 2020) $236.04  (13 months, $54.60 for NNPBC and $181.44 for CNPS includes GST) $375.38  (13 months)
Employed students $31.50  (CNPS  purchased through BCCNM in 2020) $86.10  (13 months, $31.50 NNPBC and $54.60 for CNPS includes GST ) $164.85  (13 months)