Transferring to New Brunswick

Follow this process if you meet the following criteria:
1. You have never held an LPN license in New Brunswick AND

2. You are, or have been licensed as an LPN in another Canadian province

Before Getting Started...

A printable transfer guide is located in the [Resources] sidebar menu to the left.

Request Verification of Registration
To minimize delays, it is recommended that you request Verification of Registration from any province(s) in which you are/have been licensed as an LPN before beginning the application process. Refer to the College/Association of each applicable province for directions on how to request verification of registration.

Gather Your Documents
You will be required to upload the following documents into your application:

  • Proof of name: Birth certificate
  • Proof of name change if applicable: Marriage certificate or divorce decree
  • Identification: A piece of government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license.
  • Criminal Record Check: Must be current within the past 3 months 
  • Verification of Hours: An active license requires 1000 practice hours accumulated over the most recent 5 years. If you are recently licensed, you may apply with less than 1000 hours by uploading a note/document stating why you do not meet the hours requirement.

Internet Browser
Ensure you are using Google Chrome as your browser. It is currently the only browser that supports full functionality of the member portal software.

Expected Costs*
You can expect between $245 – $505 of costs when transferring to NB, broken down as follows: 

  • Application Fee: $115.00 (non-refundable)
  • NB Jurisprudence: $40.00
  • License Fees: Prorated through the year; all are valid until November 30
            • $350.00 – application approved between Dec 1 – May 31
            • $175.00 – application approved between Jun 1 – Aug 31
            • $87.50 – application approved between Sep 1 – Nov 30

*Costs are subject to change and do not include processing fees for verification of registration from other jurisdictions. Refer to individual jurisdictions for applicable fees.

About Your License

NB LPN licensure year
December 1 to November 30

License renewal period
October 1 to November 30

License Fees (Oct. 1 – Nov. 30)

Late Renewal Fees (Dec. 1 – 31)

Lapsed License Fees (After Dec. 31)

License and Receipt
Your license and tax receipt can be found under [Registration] on the homepage of your account.

Prepay Your License
ANBLPN offers the option of pre-authorized debits to prepay your license for the following year. Just go to the [Sign up for PAD] tab in your account.


The timeline is dependent on a few factors:

  • how long it takes to receive your verification(s) of registration from your current province(s)
  • how long it takes for you to gather your documents, complete, and pay for your application

Once all documents are received and application fees are paid, your application can normally be reviewed and a decision made within a few days.

No. When you transfer your license, you are actually just obtaining an additional license. You may have licenses in several provinces simultaneously and can practice in several provinces as long as you are maintaining your membership in each province.

Yes! When you pass the exam, you are credited with the hours required for an active license. You will earn the hours over the next few years. 
The transfer application will require a document uploaded into the Practice Hours section, simply upload a note indicating that you are newly licensed.

Yes. Verifications of registration provide regulatory authorities with confirmation of licensure and good standing. Even if you are no longer employed as an LPN in a particular province, the verification is still required to complete your LPN registration timeline. 

NB does not currently offer temporary/partial licenses. When your license becomes active, it will remain active (as long as you are in good standing) until November 30 of that year.

Yes. Each province has its own Jurisprudence exam. Nursing Jurisprudence is the application and interpretation of the principles of law or legal rules as they relate to the practice of nursing in a particular province.

Get Started!

STEP 1 - Create Your ANBLPN Account

Your ANBLPN account is an online portal where you can:

  • Update your personal information (email address, mailing address, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Complete your annual license renewal
  • Pay fees, access invoices and receipts
  • Purchase exams for educational modules
  • Update your continuing education, specializations, etc.

It is important that you keep your contact information up to date to receive relevant information from ANBLPN.

Email is our primary communication tool.

Step 2 - Complete the NB Jurisprudence

Fee: $40

  • Once you have created your account, go to the Jurisprudence page under the [Applicants] tab to review the Jurisprudence module.
  • Read all information and instructions on the Jurisprudence page before beginning

*Jurisprudence must be completed before you are able to submit your application.

STEP 3 - Begin the Transfer Application
  • Log into your account and click on the [Transfer] application to begin.
  • Complete the application form and upload the required documents into the application.
  • Practice Hours – If you do not have 1000 practice hours accumulated, please upload a document stating the reason why into the Practice Hours section of the application in order to submit it.

*You may save your application and come back to it later by clicking the [Save] button at the bottom of the page.

STEP 4 - Submit and Pay for Your Application

Fee: $115 (non-refundable)

  • SUBMIT – Once your application for transfer is complete, click the [Submit] button at the bottom of the page.
  • PAY – Don’t forget to pay the application fee! All fees can be paid online through your account using a credit card or Visa-debit. 
  • Your invoice can be found in the [My Invoices] section of your account homepage. Applications are not reviewed until application fees are paid.
STEP 5 - Application Review and Decision
  • Once submitted, paid, and all documents are received, your application will be reviewed.
  • If additional information or adjustments are needed, your application may be returned to you for correction, and resubmission, or you may be contacted by phone or email.
  • When a decision has been made regarding your application for transfer, you will be notified of the decision and next steps by email.
STEP 6 - Payment of License
  • If your application is approved, you MUST PAY for you license BEFORE you can begin practicing in NB.
  • The invoice will be located under the [My Invoices] section on the homepage of your account.

License Fees
License fees are prorated throughout the year. See below for applicable license fees dependent on your application approval date. 

Licenses are valid through to November 30.

Application Approval Date License Fees
December 1 - May 31
June 1 - August 31
September 1 - November 30
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