Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Association Membership

How do I become a member of the Association?

You can join the Association and access all of the benefits of membership at any time. Please visit our New Applicants page for information on the application process. 

Do I need to renew my membership every year?

Yes, Association membership is annual.  The Association's membership renewal opens on October 1 every year to coincide with the College's registration renewal period. Please read below for more information on how to renew or join for the first time. 

How do I renew my membership with the Association?

Membership renewal for 2020 will open on October 1. Renewing is quick and easy. Once renewal is open, log into your member profile, click the renew button and follow the prompts from there. 

My membership with the Association has lapsed. How do I re-join for 2019?

If you were previously a member of the Association and would like to join again for 2019, please contact our office at 204-992-1520 and we'll help you through the quick and easy process. 

If I’m applying to be a graduate nurse or a registered nurse for the first time in Manitoba, which membership do I need?

If you're a new nurse in Manitoba, you'll need a Practising membership. Please visit the New Applicants page for more information. You can visit the Forms page to download the paper application for 2019.

Can I be a member of the Association, but opt out of CNA or professional liability protection (CNPS)?

To provide you with full member benefits and ensure you have the professional liability protection you need, membership in CNA and professional liability protection from CNPS is automatically included in your Association membership.

Can I be part of CNA without being a member of the Association?

Membership in CNA is an exclusive benefit of Association membership. 

How do I change my name with the Association?

Changing your name is easy. Just provide us with proof of name change, such as a marriage certificate, and we'll update your profile right away. It's important to do this with both us and the College or confirmation of your professional liability protection will not be able to go through to the College. 


Professional Liability Protection (CNPS)

How do I get professional liability protection from the Association?

Professional liability protection at a discounted rate is part of any Association Practising membership. All you need to do is complete our application and you will have the professional liability protection from CNPS that you need to practice. Our site will immediately tell the College that you have obtained professional liability protection so that your registration renewal is not delayed. 

During the registration renewal process how do I get my professional liability protection from the Association?

Professional liability protection is part of Association Practising membership. We recommend you get your Association membership before you start registration renewal to make everything easy.

You can click the “professional liability protection” button on your College member profile and then select the link for the Association. You’ll immediately be taken to our site to either Sign In to your Member Profile to renew or go to our new member application if you are not currently a member of the Association. 

Complete the application and you’re good to go! Our website tells the College in real time that you’ve obtained professional liability protection so that your registration renewal is not delayed. 

Can I get professional liability protection on my own?

All registered nurses on a practicing register are required by legislation to have professional liability protection through CNPS, which you can get as a member of the Association or directly from CNPS. However, when you obtain it as part of Association membership you get a discounted rate and additional member benefits .

Are there any additional benefits in getting professional liability protection through the Association, other than a discounted rate?

When you obtain professional liability protection through the Association, you receive all the additional benefits of being an Association member including membership in CNA; discounted member rates for Association and CNA workshops and conferences; continuing education courses and webinars; access to the Member Area for online resources and supports; our Perks for Nurses program; a voice advocating on behalf of registered nurses in Manitoba at the local and national level; and much more. 

Do I get better coverage by accessing professional liability protection directly through the Association or CNPS?

Professional liability protection is provided by CNPS in both cases and includes the same limits of protection and benefits whether you get it through the Association or directly from CNPS.

How will the College know I obtained my professional liability protection through the Association?

Our website will communicate in real time with the College’s site to let them know you have professional liability protection as part of your Association membership, ensuring that your registration  is not delayed.

Fees & Payment 

What is the Association fee for 2019?

Fees for each member type can be found on the Membership Information page

How can I pay my Association fee?

Paying your fee is easy. If you are completing your application online you can pay by Visa or MasterCard. If you'd prefer to download our paper application you can submit payment by mail or in-person. We accept certified cheque, money order, Interac, Visa and Mastercard. Please note that the Association will no longer accept cash. 

Can I pay by pre-authorized payments going forward?

Yes! The Pre-Authorized Payment Plan will be available to members for the first time on October 1. This plan sets up recurring payments on your credit card to prepay next year's fee. Renew for 2020 and sign up for recurring payments for 2021 at the same time or any time after. You can find all the details on our Pre-Authorized Payment Plan page

Do I get an income tax receipt for my Association fees?

Yes, you do. 2018 tax receipts are currently available on your Member Profile

How can I get a refund?

Requests for refunds of membership fees must be made in writing and in accordance with the Association Refund Policy. An administrative fee may be applied. 

Refunds are offered for:

1. members who will not be practising in the upcoming year
2. those who have cancelled their registration process with the College
3. those whose applications have been denied by the College

Application Process

How do I complete the Association's application?

If you’re joining the Association for the first time for 2019 you can join online by clicking the join now button below or you can complete the appropriate paper application found on our Forms page and submit it to our office.  

Join Now »

What is my username to sign into the Member Profile?

Your username on the Association website is your six-digit registration number. 

How do I pay online?

Visa and Mastercard are accepted for the online application. If you could like to use another form of payment you'll need to complete the paper application and submit it to our office with your preferred method of payment. Applications can be found on our Forms page.

How will nurses with limited access to internet complete the online membership application?

We know internet access can be a challenge for nurses in northern and remote communities. Membership application will be available throughout the entire period of registration renewal, giving you lots of time to access our site. If you do not have Internet access at home or work, there will be computer kiosks set up in the College building (890 Pembina Highway) that you can use for membership application. You may also complete your online membership application at a library, or at a friend, colleague or family member’s home or a local Internet café.

Technical Issues 

Is there a browser that works best for the online application? 

Some browsers work better with our system. To avoid any technical issues, please use one of the following recommended internet browsers:

Google Chrome (download it here
Firefox (download it here
Internet Explorer versions 8 through 11 (check your version here
Microsoft Edge (available with Windows 10)

When I try to sign in at the top of your website why doesn't my username and password work?

Your username is your six-digit registration number (same as the College). If your password does not work you can click on the "forgot my password" link and you will receive an email to reset your password. If you are still experiencing issues or did not receive the email please email or call 204-992-1520.

When I try to use the online application form it tells me my username is already taken. What's going on?

If you have been a member of the Association in previous years you're username will already exist. To re-join the Association you will need to complete on of the paper application forms found on our Forms page

If you are joining for the first time, but started the application process before and are now returning to complete it, you may have already set up your account. Try going to Sign In at the top of our website and entering your username (registration/ID#) and the password you think you used. This will sign you into your account and take you to where you left off with the application process. If this doesn’t work, please call 204-992-1520 or email with your name and registration/ID number.  

I filled out the whole application, but don't want to pay by credit card. Can I just come pay in person?

Of course. However, the online application is incomplete without payment so you will need to fill out our paper application and submit it with your payment to our office either by mail, email or in person.

I got an error message. What should I do?

If you encounter an error message please contact our office so we can resolve the issue. You can email or call 204-992-1520 or 1-844-355-1520.

Attending Association Events Online

Can I attend Association events online or do I have to come in person?

The majority of Association events can be attended online through Zoom video-conferencing. 

How do I use Zoom video-conferencing?

Zoom links and meeting ID numbers are distributed to all registrants the morning of the event. 


1. Click on the link provided in the email the morning of the event.
2. Download ‘’ application file when prompted.
3. Once the application is finished downloading, select ‘open’, and the Zoom application will be installed. 
4. You should then be automatically taken to the meeting associated with the link provided. Note: If the host has not yet started the meeting, you will get a message asking you to wait. This is a good time to test your video and audio settings. 
5. You will know the host has begun the meeting when you are given the option to ‘Join by Computer’. If at first you only hear audio, make sure the camera icon in the bottom left corner is turned on. 

A one-minute tutorial video is also available here  

If you run into any issues trying to continue to an event, please call our office at 204-992-1520.


How does the Association protect the confidentiality of my personal information?

We use a number of security measures to protect your information. More detailed information about protection of your information is provided in our Privacy Policy.

Once you complete the online membership application and create your account you'll be able to access your member profile. Your member profile is password-protected. You can help maintain the security of your personal information by keeping your password private and always logging out after you're finished. This area of our site also encrypts all data for secure transmission across the Internet. Encryption makes information unreadable as it travels over the Internet.   

How can I be sure that my online payment is secure?

Payments online meet the processing card industry (PCI) standards. This means that data transmission is encrypted and storage of any banking information also meets PCI standards. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provides a high level of security for internet communications and provides an encrypted communications session between your web browser and web server. When sensitive information is being sent over the Internet between your browser and a web server, SSL verifies that the information has not been altered in any way. All major browsers released in recent years support SSL. 

The Association does not retain any personal banking information transmitted over the Internet. this information is retained by Moneris, the largest processor of transactions in Canada. Moneris also has enhanced security mechanisms to ensure the security of financial information. 

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