Change of Class
Changing Your Class of Registration
Registrants may apply to change their class of registration at any time during the registration year. Processing times vary between 2–10 business days and 10–12 weeks, depending on the type of class change, the type of review required (staff or Committee), and the time of year.
Types of class changes
There are three types of class changes available under the Registration Regulation:
- General to Inactive.
- Inactive to General (Two years or less).
- Inactive to General (more than two years).
General to Inactive
To apply to change from the General to the Inactive class of registration, you must submit a completed Change of Class—General Class to Inactive Class online application form, pay the associated class change fee and provide proof of having purchased enduring or tail coverage for professional liability insurance for a minimum period of five years from your last patient visit.
Processing time 2–10 business days
Fee: $100 (plus HST)
Inactive to General (Two years or less)
To apply to change from the Inactive to the General class of registration, having held Inactive registration for two years or less, you must submit a completed Change of Class—Inactive to General (under two years) online application form, pay the associated class change fee, provide proof of having purchased professional liability insurance coverage in the amount and form set out in section 19 of the College By-laws and provide proof of having current Healthcare Provider level CPR or its equivalent.
Processing time 2-10 business days
Fee: $100 (plus HST)
Inactive to General (more than two years)
Class change applications from Inactive to General, where the Registrant has been Inactive (Inactive class registration or has had a non-clinical TCL on their General class certificate) for more than two years, are required to undergo review by a panel of the Registration Committee (the Panel) to assess currency of skills and knowledge.
To apply to change to the General class, having been Inactive for more than two years, you must submit a completed Change of Class—Inactive to General (two years or more) online application form, and pay the associated class change fee.
Following submission of the online application form, you will be required to complete a set of self-assessing online forms to address any gaps in skills or knowledge that may have occurred in the time since you last practised the profession, a learning plan set out to the Panel on how you will remediate these gaps, and additional information for submitting documentation to the Panel for review. You may be required to undergo additional training, education or examinations as determined necessary by the Panel.
Prior to approval of the class change, you will be required to provide proof of having purchased professional liability insurance coverage in the amount and form set out in section 19 of the College by-laws and provide proof of having current Healthcare Provider level CPR or its equivalent.
Processing time: 10–12 weeks, depending on the meeting schedule of the Registration Committee, which meets once a month, and the overall completion of the submission made to the Panel.
Fee: $275 (plus HST)
Changing Class During Renewal
During the College’s registration renewal cycle, a black-out period is instituted where the processing of class changes is temporarily stopped. This is to ensure no delay to a Registrant’s ability to renew occurs due to a requested class change. This black-out period typically starts in mid-March (on or around the 17th) and lasts until the end of March.
Class change requests received during the black-out period, are processed starting on the first business day in April, and Registrants who have missed the window for changing class during renewal are required to renew in their current class of registration. The class change deadline, and black out period dates, is made available as part of our annual registration renewal communications.