British Columbia

Are you an internationally educated nurse (IEN) planning to apply for registration to practice in British Columbia, Canada? If so, Inspire Global Assessments is the right place to start!

Please note: Assessments are only available in English.

The steps to take

NOTE: We highly recommend initiating your application process only after you’ve gathered all your documents. Proactively ensuring that all required documents are in order can help minimize delays and streamline the overall process.

Below are the steps you’ll need to complete on your registration journey.  Many of these steps can be done at the same time.

  1. Create your Inspire Global Assessments online user account.
  2. Complete an Inspire Global Assessments application fo​rm. Once completed, please upload it to your online account.
  3. Upload your Notarized identification documents to your online user account. Use the following link to learn more about Identity Document Requirements.
  4. Apply to have your educational credential documentsassessed by one of our authorized agencies.
  5. Submit proof of your English-language proficiency.
  6. Apply to the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), the regulator for nurses and midwives.
  7. If you are pursuing registration as an RN and/or LPN (may also include assessment for the role of HCA), email to ask if you are eligible for financial support.
  8. If you are pursuing registration as an HCA only, fill out the HCA Bursary Intake Form.

NOTE: If you are applying to the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry​, you will do this after you have completed your competency ​assessment​ with Inspire Global Assessments.

Let us help you with your journey!

Download our checklist below for easy reference and see the FAQ section for commonly asked questions.