Continuing Competency Program

The CLPNNL has the legislated responsibility to protect the public by promoting the provision of safe, competent, ethical nursing services by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).  In keeping with this requirement, the CLPNNL implemented a mandatory Continuing Competency Program (CCP) for LPNs in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2017.

CCP is a formal process of assessing the knowledge, skills and judgment of a professional practitioner. The CCP promotes safe, ethical and competent life-long nursing practice by requiring LPNs to reflect on their practice, identify opportunities to broaden their knowledge base, increase their skill capacity, and enhance their individual scope of practice. In doing so, LPNs act in the public’s best interest by achieving professional growth and continuously improve competence throughout their nursing career.

Every LPN in every practice setting in Newfoundland and Labrador is required to participate in the CCP each year to maintain their license. LPNs are accountable for their practice and actions at all times and have a professional obligation to attain and maintain competence relevant to their specific area(s) of practice.


Below you will find additional forms required for CCP. These forms can be completed online for you to print and keep with your CCP documents.