Registration: Renewals, Cancellations, Reinstatements

Annual registration renewal ended on May 31, 2022, at 4:30 pm. A total of 4,555 registrants renewed.

Registrants working for employers who provide professional liability insurance were required to purchase individual PLI for the first time, and for some, the process and requirements were confusing. Staff will review the information submitted and adapt to make this easier where possible.

There was a short period when the Annual Self-Report completion certificate was inaccessible. While this affected a small number of (full) registrants, staff understand the process is clunky and will aim to remove the requirement to upload that certificate in time for next year’s renewal.

Registration Type Renewed Cancelled in Good Standing Expired
Full 4,359 125 55
Interim 194 5 4
Telepractice 2 0 1
Total 4,555 130 60

Permits not renewed or cancelled in good standing are expired as of June 1 and are listed on the website. Those registrants are not permitted to practise unless they apply for and are granted reinstatement. Between June 2 and June 8, 17 full registrants were reinstated with a $175 penalty fee.

Registrants who cancel their registration are asked the reason for cancellation. Below are the reasons given in 2022 and 2021 for comparison.

Reason 2022 2021
# % # %
Leave of absence 14 11% 8 8%
Medical leave 6 5% 5 5%
Leaving BC 29 23% 18 19%
Leaving Canada 10 8% 8 8%
Leaving profession 6 5%
Maternity leave 14 11% 13 14%
Parental leave 1 1%
Retirement 50 38% 38 40%
Return to school 0 0 4 4%
Other 1 1%
Total 130 95