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Local Graduates


1. You must be a Registered Nurse with SNB and have at least 2 years of post-Advanced Diploma relevant experience, or at least 5 years post-registration experience of which at least 3 years of relevant clinical experience without advanced diploma.

2. You must meet the educational requirements for application as listed in Application Process for Certification as an APN [PDF, 211KB]. Currently, only the Master of Nursing programme conducted by the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in National University of Singapore is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board as the preparatory programme for APNs.

3. Your employing institution must define your APN role, which is supported by the Director of Nursing and Clinical Head of Department.

4. You must Login to submit an online application. You may refer to this User Manual [PDF, 1006KB] to guide you through the submission process.

5. Every application for certification will be assessed on its own merits. SNB will only assess applications when the applicable SNB fee has been paid and when all required documents are received. SNB will inform you of the outcome of the application when all requirements are met


Please ensure that you have read and understood all instructions before you start applying, including the mandatory documents to submit. There are some documents which are mandatory for your application but which you may not be prompted by the system to submit. If you fail to submit these documents, your application may be delayed.

For further clarifications or enquiries, please email to, with the subject heading <Application for APN Certification>.

It is important that you apply for certification within one year of completing your Master of Nursing programme.

Application must be submitted online by yourself where payment must be made by:

  • eNETS Credit/Debit Card
    • Acceptable Credit Cards (VISA and MasterCard ONLY) (Note: American Express (Amex), Diners Club and JCB Credit Cards are NOT accepted.)
    • Acceptable Debit Cards (Visa Electron Debit Cards and MasterCard ONLY)
  • eNETS Internet Banking
    • Participating Banks (DBS, POSB, UOB, OCBC, Citibank ONLY)

This is only applicable to applicants who are SingPass eligible. For more information, please visit SingPass's website.

Note: All documents submitted to SNB for application for certification will be kept by SNB as documentary proof and are NOT returnable.

Documents required for APN Certification

a)    Passport photograph [PDF, 10KB] , during uploading of photograph please select the following:

        Subject Matter: Photograph
        Document Title: Recent Color Photograph against White Background

b)    Certified true copies of: 

  •    NRIC or Passport
  •    Certificate of Advanced Practice Nurse education
  •    Transcript of Advanced Practice Nurse education (with the breakdown of theory)
  •    Certificate and Transcript of Bachelor and/or Advanced Diploma qualification (if these have not been submitted to SNB previously)

c)    Download the Curriculum Vitae form [DOCX, 20KB], fill in all educational/professional qualifications and clinical experiences as an RN and upload it to the system

d)    Download the APN Certification Proposed Scope Format [DOCX, 20KB], fill in the proposed APN scope that you would be practicing after you have been certified.

e)    Training Plan for Internship approved by the Internship Committee. An email approval is required to be uploaded together with the Training Plan

f)    Verification of clinical hours by the educational institution to be sent directly from the educational institution to SNB Operating Office, addressed to Registrar, Singapore Nursing Board.

Application Fees

The following SNB Fees are applicable:

a) Application Fee for APN Certification (to be paid upon online application)

b) Certification Fee (to be paid upon approval)

c) Application for APN Practising Certificate Fee (to be paid upon approval)