Clinical Preparedness Permit Instructions for MScN

Students who plan to complete NURS 5400 in a clinical setting must ensure that their Clinical Preparedness Permit (CPP) is completed and ‘stamped’ by Synergy Employment Services.

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. Below are the steps you need to take in order to get your CPP completed and stamped by the April 15th deadline.
Please note that 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.