Registration renewal will open in November – watch your inbox for further information.
In accordance with the new bylaws you must renew your registration by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on December 31 or registration will be cancelled effective January 1. There is no longer a grace period. To ensure a smooth renewal process, read on…
What Happens When Registration is Cancelled?
- You must apply for reinstatement of registration in order to resume practice. Reinstatement is not immediate.
- You will not be able to practice physical therapy in BC or use title.
- Medical Services Plan (MSP) requires notification and billing numbers cease to be valid
What Is Needed to Renew?
- Your registration number and password to log into the online renewal and payment portal
- Valid liability insurance: Carrier, policy number and effective dates
- Completion of QA requirement, such as the ASR if you have been identified to complete in 2018
- Completion of 5-year Criminal Record Re-Check, if you have been identified to complete in 2018
Renewal Schedule – Transition Year
Registration renewal will open in November 2018. The renewal is for five months.
Registration renewal will open again in April 2019. The renewal is for one year.
|Registration Permit Dates
|11:59 pm on December 31, 2018
|January 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019
|11:59 pm on May 31, 2019
|June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020
Going on Leave and Liability Insurance
Leave of Absence and Full Registration
If you are planning a leave of absence in 2019 and intend to keep your FULL registration status, you must have liability insurance as if you were a full practicing registrant. Some insurers offer products for maternity leaves (a one-year extension) that do not meet the requirements for full registration.
Leave of Absence with Change in Registration Status
If you are planning a leave of absence in 2019 and decide to change your status by canceling or becoming a non-practising registrant, you will not be required, for College purposes, to maintain liability insurance. It is recommended to have what is known as ‘tail insurance’ that provides coverage if a future claim is made. Talk to your insurer about your coverage options.