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SNB issues practising certificates for nurses/midwives on its Register and Roll. 

Under the Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209), a person must be registered/enrolled with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and possess a valid Practising Certificate (PC) in order to practise nursing/midwifery in Singapore.

It is an offence to practise nursing/midwifery without a valid practising certificate.
[ Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209) Section 26 (1) ]

Renewal

It is the responsibility of the individual nurse/midwife to apply and pay for the yearly renewal of the practising certificate no later than 1 month before the expiry date on 31 December [ Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209) Section 18 (4) ].

To apply for the renewal of PC, you must:

a) Complete Declaration on your fitness to continue nursing/midwifery practice; and
b) Make Payment (the SNB Fee for Application/Renewal for Practising Certificate is applicable)

For applications made after 30 November, the SNB Fee for Late Application/Renewal of Practising Certificate shall apply.

Note:
There shall be no refund once payment is made unless there are valid justifications. For such cases, a written request must be submitted which includes your name, registration/enrolment number, amount paid and reasons.

Online Renewal

 1. Login to make online application for yearly renewal of PC(s).

Note:This Login is available to nurses/midwives on full or conditional registration/enrolment.

2. Please note that your online renewal transaction will only be considered SUCCESSFUL when you have completed the:
 

   a.Declaration Section; and

   b. Payment Section and payment is received by SNB

3. Updating these particulars online:
   

i. contact number (mobile, home);

ii. email address;

iii. employment address (applicable only to nurses/midwives on full registration/enrolment)

  a. For other changes, please refer to Update Particulars.

4. Mode of Payment

 Under Payment Section, the following modes of payment are accepted:

  a. eNETS Credit/Debit Card
   

i. Acceptable Credit Cards (VISA and MasterCard ONLY)
Note:  American Express (Amex), Diners Club and JCB Credit Cards are NOT accepted.

ii. Acceptable Debit Cards (Visa Electron Debit Cards and MasterCard ONLY)

  b. eNETS Internet Banking
    i. Participating Banks (DBS, POSB, UOB, OCBC, Citibank ONLY)
  c. GIRO
    i. This payment mode is only available to nurses/midwives who have signed up successfully for payment by GIRO scheme. Please note that nurses/midwives must submit their declaration online before deduction will be made to your GIRO on 1 October.
   

Note:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient money in your bank account to effect the deduction.   There will be a bank charge ( currently at S$4/- ) for any unsuccessful GIRO deduction.

ii. You can Login to check on your GIRO deduction status after GIRO deduction has been made (usually 06 October - Please refer to actual date posted on our website yearly).  If your GIRO deduction is unsuccessful, you can still pay using the following payment modes:

- eNETS Credit/Debit Card; or
- eNETS Internet Banking

iii. How to apply for GIRO Payment

- Download and complete GIRO Application Form.  You only need to complete Part I of the Form.
- You may either mail or submit your duly signed and completed GIRO Application Form personally to SNB Operating Office.
- Tob be eligible for the GIRO payment scheme for the renewal of your practising certificate for the coming year, your GIRO Application form must reach SNB Operating Office before the cut-off date (usually before August  - please refer to actual date posted on our website yearly).

iv. How to terminate GIRO Payment

- Download and complete GIRO Termination Form.
- You may either mail or submit the GIRO Application Form personally to SNB Operating Office.
- To effect GIRO termination prior the renewal of your Practising Certificate, your signed and completed GIRO Termination form must reach SNB Operating Office before before the cut-off date (usually before the last week of September  - please refer to actual date posted on our website yearly).

  d.Employer Pay on Behalf (EPOB)
Note:  Please ensure that your current employment record with SNB is up-to-date.
   

i. This payment option is only available to nurses/midwives whose employers are on the EPOB scheme.

ii. Nurses/Midwives from these EPOB institutions can choose “Employer Pay on Behalf” option AFTER completing the Declaration Section.

iii. This option is only available from 01 to 30 September for Yearly Renewal of PC.

iv. There may be circumstances where your employer will not be paying for your PC. To confirm your eligibility, please contact your employer.

For SUCCESSFUL Renewal of Practising Certificate

For payment by eNETS Credit/Debit Card and eNETS Internet Banking, your Practising Certificate will be sent to you after the payment has been received by SNB.  This usually takes about 5-6 working days.  The receipt will be available online upon successful payment.

Note:
Your registration/enrolment as nurse/midwife will be cancelled if you did NOT renew your practising certificate for a continuous period of 5 years. Once cancelled, you are required to attend a Return-to-Nursing/Midwifery programme before you can apply for Re-registration/Re-enrolment to practise nursing/midwifery.

Nurses/Midwives are required to inform SNB of any changes in particulars within 28 days of the change.
[ Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209) Section 13 (3) ]

Please click here for more information on updating your particulars.

Last Updated :  26 Aug 2014 11:34