Criminal Record and Abuse Registry Checks

All practical nurses in Manitoba provide a criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search, a child abuse registry check, and an adult abuse registry check at the time of initial registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM). Practical nurses also answer related self-disclosure questions each time they renew their registration. These requirements protect the public, and contribute to trust and confidence in the profession.

If you have been directed by the CLPNM to provide a criminal record check, a child abuse registry check and an adult abuse registry check, please review the CLPNM’s Fact Sheet on Criminal Record and Abuse Registry Checks for more information on what is required of you.

Registrants and applicants are advised to anticipate a turnaround time of 8 weeks or more at the government offices responsible for issuing criminal record and abuse registry checks.  Be sure to apply as early as possible.

Periodic Checks

In 2017, the CLPNM will implement a new process for validating that its current registrants do not have a criminal record, nor a child or adult abuse registry record, which may place the public at risk.  This process will further contribute to public confidence and protection, and is consistent with requirements implemented by some other regulators in Manitoba. The new process will also position the CLPNM to meet more stringent legislative requirements, which are expected in the near future. Registrants selected to provide updated documentation in 2017 will receive notice by mail early in 2017.  Further information about this process is available in CLPNM’s Fact Sheet on Periodic Criminal Record and Abuse Registry Checks.

Additional questions may be directed to the CLPNM at:
1-877-663-1212 toll free