New Graduates of Prince Edward Island

In order to become registered to practise as a registered nurse in Prince Edward Island for the first time, graduates of the University of Prince Edward Island must meet the initial registration requirements which include passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is administered by Pearson VUE, an international testing company.

Application for Registration with CRNPEI and Taking the NCLEX-RN Exam

Step 1: Complete the CRNPEI online Application for Registration - CLOSED

Step 2: Submit proof of legal name by email ( or fax (902 628 1430): copy of birth certificate and copy of marriage certificate (if applicable); copy of government-issued identification with your photo on it (such as a copy of your passport photo page or your driver's license.)

Step 3: Submit a criminal record check (oriniginal copy) that includes a vulnerable sector check. The criminal record check must have been issued within one month prior to submission. You can submit the criminal record check by mail or you can bring it to the office.

Step 4: Apply to Pearson VUE to take NCLEX. Register and create a web account with Pearson VUE at and pay the exam fee. CRNPEI advises Pearson VUE of a graduate’s eligibility to take the NCLEX upon confirmation of program completion from the Dean of the school of nursing. You will be able to schedule an appointment with Pearson VUE to take the exam after receipt of the authorization to test (ATT) from Pearson VUE. NCLEX results will be emailed to all candidates typically 2-3 days after taking the exam. The NCLEX will be offered in Charlottetown: June 19-25, 2018. The NCLEX is available at other writing centers outside of the province on an ongoing basis.

Testing Accommodation - In order to receive instructions on how to proceed with a request for testing accommodation, CRNPEI must be contacted at least two months prior to writing the NCLEX. Email us at to arrange this.

Graduate Nurse

CRNPEI will issue a registration certificate to practice as a graduate nurse upon confirmation of program completion and notification that the NCLEX is scheduled.  A registration certificate is required in order to begin orientation and work as a graduate nurse. A fee is required prior to certificate issue. Once you have succesfully completed (passed) the NCLEX, you must pay your license fee to become a Registered Nurse.

Applicants Previously Registered in Prince Edward Island 

Applicants Previously Registered in Canada

Internationally Educated Nurses

New Graduates of Canadian Nursing Programs outside of PEI

Nurse Practitioners Previously Registered outside of PEI

Nurse Practioners Initial Endorsement (new graduates)