Clinical Preparedness Permit Instructions for MScN - PHCNP

All Master of Science in Nursing PHCNP students must ensure that their Clinical Preparedness Permit (CPP) is completed and ‘stamped’ by Synergy Employment Services in preparation for their placements.

As such, it is vital that in addition to having all vaccines and your TB Test up-to-date, you also need to complete your CPR/HCP certificate, obtain a Police Vulnerable Sector Screen (VSS) Reference check and have a Mask Fit test completed for Year 1. In Year 2, you will be required to completed all of the above with the exception of the Mask Fit test (which is only required every two yeas).

The deadline for both Year 1 and Year 2 CPP stamping is August 30th. The deadline for CPP stamping for the final placement course (in the summer) is April 15th.  Please note that you may have to revalidate your CPP in preparation for your final practicum course.

Students who do not have their CPP stamped by the deadline may be prevented from proceeding to their clinical placement.

STEP 1: Apply for your Police Vulnerable Sector Screen (VSS) reference check.  If you need a VSS reference check from the Toronto Police Service, the form must be obtained from and signed by NPCO staff. Be aware that all police services charge a fee for processing a VSS reference check and it may take up to 12 weeks for them to process your application.  For police regions that require a letter confirming your student status, please contact the NPCO.

STEP 2: Have a TB Skin Test done. If positive, you will require a chest x-ray.

STEP 3: Obtain copies of your vaccines and immunization laboratory results. Follow the instructions in the CPP if you require any doctor’s notes.

STEP 4: Schedule a Mask Fit test with Synergy at

STEP 5: Complete the CPR for Health Care Providers certification. You can register for your certification at

STEP 6: Schedule and attend your CPP Stamping Appointment with Synergy Employment Services with ALL required documents in order to get your CPP stamped.

STEP 7: Provide NPCO with documentation in the late fall after having completed your annual flu shot. Note: detailed   instructions will be emailed to you in mid-October.