Suitability Checks

In keeping its duty to serve and protect the public interest, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM) requires applicants and members of the profession to submit criminal record checks that include vulnerable sector searches, child abuse registry checks and adult abuse registry checks. These are referred to collectively as suitability checks.

If you have been directed by the CLPNM to provide suitability checks, you are required to provide all three of the checks listed above. Suitability checks allow the CLPNM to review past conduct and determine if it is in the public interest for an individual to be authorized to practise as a practical nurse. Suitability checks protect the public, and contribute to trust and confidence in the profession.

Who must submit suitability checks to the CLPNM?

All applicants must provide suitability checks as part of their first application to the CLPNM. These checks are also required when former members of the profession apply to reinstate their registration with the CLPNM. Active practising LPNs must answer self-disclosure questions every year during registration renewal, confirming there has been no recent change in status.

LPNs must also provide the CLPNM with updated suitability checks on a periodic basis, approximately every five years.  Those selected to provide updated suitability checks are notified individually, early in the registration year, and are required to submit all three checks by May 31 of the same year in order to be eligible to renew their registration for the following year. Please review the CLPNM’s FAQs on Periodic Suitability Checks for more information.

How do I obtain and submit suitability checks to the CLPNM?

Please review the CLPNM’s Fact Sheet on Suitability Checks for specific information on how to obtain and submit these documents. Registrants and applicants should anticipate a turnaround time of up to eight weeks at the government offices responsible for issuing criminal record and abuse registry checks. Be sure to apply as early as possible.

Where can I find more information?

Review the 2019 Suitability Check Results here. 

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