Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) Application

Do not use this form, it has been replaced. Please visit this webpage for further instructions.

The exam application is not complete until the College has received the fee, proof of legal name*, and Photo ID.

Attention: International applicants - You are not required to submit proof of name. This information is in your file.

*Proof of legal name may be in the form of a copy of birth and marriage certificates (if applicable) or copy of passport.


  • copy of passport
  • driver’s licence
  • age of majority card
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • student identification card

Please note that a copy of your passport or Canadian citizenship card are the only forms of photo ID that also meet the “proof of name” criteria. Driver’s licence, age of majority card, or student ID are not accepted as proof of name.

Proof of name and photo ID must be emailed, mailed, or hand delivered to the College (fax copies are not acceptable).


Please fill in the following form: (fields marked with a * are required fields)

First Name: *
Middle Name:
Last Name: *
Previous Last Name:
Date of Birth: *(MM-DD-YYYY)
Email: *
School of Nursing: *
In which country is your nursing school located: *
If not in list, please specify *
Date of Program Entrance: * (YYYYMM)
Date of Program Completion: * (YYYYMM)
Gender: Female Male
Language in which you wish to write the exam: English French
Current Mailing Address
Address 1: *
Address 2:
City: *
Province/State: *
Postal Code: *
Country: *
Phone: *
Mailing Address for Exam Results   Check if same as above
Mailed 4-5 weeks after exam writing date.
Address 1: *
Address 2:
City: *
Province/State: *
Postal Code: *
Phone: *
Please indicate preferred location to write exam: *
If applying to write out of province, please indicate the city and province where you want to write.
IMPORTANT: If the province that you indicate below cannot accommodate your request to write there, you must write the exam in Nova Scotia.
I certify that the information provided on this form is true.
Name: *
*I confirm that I am the person named above.
Candidate Agreement for the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination

Candidates that engage in irregular behaviour, misconduct, or cheating either prior, during or after the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) and/or do not follow an invigilator’s warning to discontinue inappropriate behaviour on exam day may be dismissed from the writing centre with no refund on their exam fee. Unauthorized production, reproduction or publication of the exam questions is also prohibited by copyright laws. In addition, measures and statistical procedures are implemented to detect cheating (e.g., copying answers from another candidate, voluntarily or involuntarily providing answers to another candidate). Unauthorized disclosure of the contents of the exam questions and any other form of cheating is an unethical behaviour and shall result in sanctions. If the regulatory authority determines that a candidate has cheated on the exam, the candidate is automatically assigned a fail result and the writing is counted as an exam attempt. Other sanctions may be imposed and may extend to denial of a licence and/or disqualification from future registrations for the CRNE.

Irregular behaviour, misconduct and/or cheating include but are not limited to the following:
  • copying, producing, reproducing, removing exam questions and/or responses (in any format) or taking notes about the exam from the writing centre exam room or outside the exam room
  • disclosing exam questions or responses, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means (orally, in writing, electronically, on the Internet, “brain dumping,” “discussion boards” or otherwise such as but not limited to Facebook, Twitter or other forms of social media)
  • giving or receiving assistance of any kind
  • taking the exam for someone else or having the exam taken for you
  • using prohibited aids such as cell/mobile phones, hand-held computers or other electronic devices, recording or photographic devices, watches, etc.
  • bringing study aids (test preparation materials or study materials, textbooks, notebooks, classroom notes, etc.) to the writing centre or accessing or attempting to access such study aids at any time after the start of the exam including but not limited to washroom breaks
  • seeking help in answering questions (in person, by phone, text, by e-mail, etc.), engaging in disruptive disturbances or causing disturbances of any kind, and/or failing to follow invigilator instructions
Personal items including but not limited to wallets, watches, purses, hats, bags or coats are not permitted at the desk/table (see the attached Entry into the Exam Room Policy for the complete list of prohibited items). These items must be stored in a secure area designated by the invigilator. Personal belongings may not be accessed at any time during the exam.

Candidate’s Declaration

I understand the provisions above and agree to comply with the Candidate Agreement for the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE). I also agree to comply with the Entry into the Exam Room Policy on the CRNNS website at: Confirmation of my name below constitutes my agreement not to copy, disclose, produce, reproduce, or otherwise engage in the publication of examination questions or responses, and not to engage in irregular behaviour, misconduct and/or cheating with respect to the CRNE.