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Renewal of Practising Certificate for Year 2023

Apply for your Practising Certificate(s) for Year 2023

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 2023 starts from 1 Sep 2022. 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 2022).

All nurses/midwives will be required to submit an online application for renewal of their practising certificate for Year 2023 using their Singpass. Please email to SNB at 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 2022, before deduction will be made from your account on 07 Oct 2022.

Nurses/midwives on GIRO or Employer Pay On Behalf (EPOB) scheme who did not submit their applications by 30 Sep 2022 will need to renew their practising certificate for Year 2023 by other payment modes.

A late application fee for practising certificate will be charged if the application is made after 30 Nov 2022.

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, 97KB]


  1. Nurses/ midwives who are eligible and wish to opt for Employer Pay On Behalf (EPOB) scheme must renew online by 30 Sep 2022. 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 07 Oct 2022 for nurses already on GIRO scheme. This is only applicable if nurses on GIRO submit their practising certificate renewal application online by 30 Sep 2022.
  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

SNB has launched electronic PC (e-PC) in Feb 2022 to replace hardcopy PC.

From Dec 2022, Nurses/Midwives will receive individual email notification upon successful PC renewal. Please refer to the email for steps to view and download the e-PC.

You are not allowed to renew your Practising Certificate if you did NOT practise nursing/midwifery for a continuous period of 5 years. If you wish to recommence your nursing practice in the future, you are required to attend a Return-to-Nursing programme before you can be considered for the renewal of Practising Certificate and practise nursing subsequently.