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CRNS Nursing Advisors are dedicated to answering questions from RNs and NPs about their nursing practice. Below, we've addressed common questions we are asked to help you in your registered nursing practice.

What important information do I need to know to successfully complete the 2023 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements ahead of the 2024 License Renewal?

The 2023 registration year started on December 1, 2022, and ends on November 30, 2023. The three required parts of the CCP include:

  • Self-assessment using either RN, RN(AAP) or NP Practice Standards;
  • Learning Plan; and,
  • Evaluation of the learning and its impact on your practice

You must complete all three requirements before renewing your 2024 registration year (December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024). Here’s more information on each part of the CCP.


Before beginning CCP activities, you must read the Practice Standards that apply to your practice category and complete a self-assessment. This self-assessment is done so you can reflect on your practice, identify where further learning opportunities exist, and select the focus for your learning.

Learning Plan

Based on your self-assessment, you will develop a Learning Plan that includes learning goals and activities and a plan for how you will successfully complete those throughout the year. Your Learning Plan is a living document that should be revisited throughout the year and updated as needed.

New in 2023 is the online portal for completing the Learning Plan electronically. The portal is the same one you use to renew your license. 2023 Learning Plans can be completed online or on paper. In 2024, all Learning Plans must be completed through the online portal.


Reflecting on your learning activities, towards the end of the year, you will evaluate the learning and its impact on your practice.

A couple of final notes:

  • Connecting all three CCP parts is crucial to successfully completing your CCP for the year.
  • CRNS Bylaws require registrants to keep their CCP documentation for five years.
  • While transitioning to the online portal, you may have a combination of paper and electronic learning plans.
  • You can start adding to your 2024 Learning Plan in the online portal on December 1, 2023, at the beginning of the new licensing year.
  • The CRNS website has many helpful resources to support you in meeting the CCP requirements.

Nursing Advisors are available and happy to answer your specific questions to ensure you feel fully prepared to complete your learning plan and start to develop a new one for the next licensing year. Nursing Advisors can be reached at

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