Application & Membership Fees

All fees (except where noted) are in Canadian dollars and are non-refundable.

Ontario’s Harmonized Sales Tax of 13% is included in each amount. (An exception is the jurisprudence exam, where other taxes may apply). Your payment amount may differ depending on the taxes where you reside.

Please wait until CNO has confirmed exact amounts, as only some fees may apply to you.

Application, registration and services fees can only be paid by credit card. We accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

You can pay your online annual membership renewal fees using credit card, Visa Debit, Mastercard Debit, or a prepaid credit card. Many banks and our payment partners made the decision that they will no longer support INTERAC Online transactions as of Oct. 2023. 

Changes to fees

In June 2023, Council approved a broad set of fee increases for 2024. CNO increases fees only when necessary to remain financially sustainable and has not increased fees in five years. You can learn more about the fees increase here

When you pay your annual renewal fees before December 31, you are renewing your ability to practice nursing for the next calendar year.   

Application & Registration

Taxes listed below are based on Ontario tax laws - taxation may vary depending on your place of residence.

Graduates of an
approved Canadian
nursing program
ClassInitial
Application
Registration
Exam
Jurisprudence
Exam
Initial
Registration &
First Year
Membership
Registered Practical Nurse General

452.00

 

$395.50 1 45.20

455.39 

 

Registered Nurse General

452.00

 

406.80 2 45.20

455.39

 

Nurse Practitioner  Extended

452.00

768.75 4 45.20

455.39

RNs and RPNs Temporary

75.71

 N/A 45.20

455.39

Nurses registered in
another Canadian
province or territory
ClassInitial
Application
Registration
Exam
Jurisprudence
Exam
Initial
Registration &
First Year
Membership 
RNs and RPNs General

452.00

 

N/A 45.20

455.39

 

Nurse Practitioners Extended

452.00

 

N/A 45.20

455.39

 

Internationally
educated nurses not
registered anywhere
in Canada
ClassInitial
Application
Registration
Exam
Jurisprudence
Exam
Initial
Registration &
First Year
Membership 
Registered Practical Nurse General

452.003

$395.50 1 45.20

455.39

Registered Nurse General

452.003

406.80 2 45.20

455.39

 

Nurse Practitioner Extended

 

452.00

768.75 4 45.20

455.39

RNs and RPNs Temporary

75.71

N/A 45.20

455.39

Note: Fees shown include Ontario-based taxes. Fees are based on where you received your nursing education, not on your place of birth or your current citizenship status. For example, a Canadian citizen who completes a nursing program at a school outside Canada will pay the same application fees and go through the same application process as other internationally educated nurses.

Other registration
classes
Initial
Application
Registration
Exam
Jurisprudence
Exam
Initial
Registration &
First Year
Membership 
Special Assignment Class

75.71

N/A 45.20

455.39

Non-Practising Class

75.71

N/A N/A

146.90

1 A complete list of REx-PN fees can be found here.

2 The NCLEX-RN is the registration examination for anyone in Canada (excluding Quebec) applying to become a Registered Nurse. A complete list of NCLEX-RN fees can be found here. While the fee to write the NCLEX-RN has not increased, a change in tax law in Canada on July 1, 2021 means PearsonVUE is now adding taxes to the fee.

3 This amount is paid by an applicant who comes to the College from the National Nursing Assessment Service. It does not cover any fees an applicant must pay to NNAS. A complete list of NNAS fees can be found here.

4 Note: The CNPE is the registration examination for NP applicants of the Primary Health Care specialty. Applicants will pay both the exam fee and a seating fee of $105.00 plus tax to Yardstick. Find more information at https://cnpe.ysasecure.com/candidate-handbook.

Other Application & Registration Fees

Membership Fees

Non-Practising Class

Reinstatement

Health Professional Corporations

Miscellaneous

 

 

 

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Page last reviewed January 02, 2024