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Renewal of Practising Certificate for Year 2021

Apply for your Practising Certificate(s) for Year 2021

The Singapore Nursing Board issues practising certificates (PC) for all nurses and midwives on its Register and Roll. The renewal for your practising certificate for Year 2020 starts from 1 Sep 2020. Please note that this is NOT applicable for nurses/midwives who are on PROVISIONAL registration/enrolment.

Nurses/Midwives who have not practised nursing for a continuous period of 5 years are required to attend a Return-to-Nursing programme before they can practise nursing again. This applies to those nurses/midwives who are holding valid practising certificates and have not practised nursing/midwifery for the past 5 years.

It is the responsibility of the individual nurse or midwife to apply and pay for the renewal of the practising certificate no less than 1 month before the expiry date (currently 31 Dec 2020).

All nurses/midwives will be required to submit an online application for renewal of their practising certificate for Year 2021 using their SingPass. Please click here to contact SNB if you do not have your login details.

For nurses/midwives on GIRO, you must submit an online application for practising certificate renewal by 30 Sep 2020, before deduction will be made from your account on 08 Oct 2020.

Nurses/midwives on GIRO or Employer Pay On Behalf (EPOB) scheme who did not submit their applications by 30 Sep 2020 will need to renew their practising certificate for Year 2021 by other payment modes.

A late application fee will be charged if the application is made after 30 Nov 2020.

Late Application Fees for Practising Certificate are:

a) Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse (Psychiatric) $40
b) Registered Midwife or Enrolled Nurse $30
c) Registered Nurse (Advanced Practice) $30

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.

Key Events and Responsibilities in the Renewal of Nurses/Midwives Practising Certificate

For more information on the Key Events and Responsibilities, please refer Key Events and Responsibilities [PDF, 96KB].


  1. Nurses/ midwives who are eligible and wish to opt for Employer Pay On Behalf (EPOB) scheme must renew online by 30 Sep 2020. Employers will confirm if they are paying for your PC by end October. Please confirm with your employer if they are paying for your PC.
  2. GIRO deduction will be carried out on 08 Oct 2020 for nurses already on GIRO scheme. This is only applicable if nurses on GIRO submit their practising certificate renewal application online by 30 Sep 2020.
  3. For other payment methods, please refer here.

Click here for more information on updating your particulars.

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) ]

For SUCCESSFUL Renewal of Practising Certificate

The Practising Certificate will be sent to your local preferred mailing address from 22 December 2020.

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.