The Renewal Period for 2021 begins February 25, 2021 and ends March 31, 2021, providing registrants with more than 4 weeks in which to renew current registration. This also applies to new registrants, that is, those who may have been registered for less than one year as of March 31. All registrations expire on March 31, 2021.
Please ensure you complete the online renewal form and provide payment on or before March 31, 2021 to ensure your registration is renewed. Failure to renew your registration(s) on or before 11:59pm on March 31, 2021 will result in immediate cancellation of your licence on April 1, 2021 meaning that you will be required to stop practicing TCM/A at that time and will have to apply for reinstatement.
It’s a good idea to check now and ensure that you will be able to meet all requirements for registration renewal. Also, plan to complete your registration renewal online, as early as possible to receive confirmation of renewal before your registration expires. If for any reason you are not able to renew your registration by 11:59pm March 31, 2021, your practice could be negatively affected.
Detailed information is available on the Registration Renewal page on the College website. Here is a quick overview.
Full registrants: To renew your registration, just complete your online renewal through the Registrant Portal and pay the registration fee.
Student registrants: To renew your registration and continue to undertake clinical training in BC, complete your online renewal through the Registrant Portal. Follow the instructions on the Student Registration Renewal webpage, pay the registration fee, and submit the required documentation. We recommend that you submit your documentation early to allow for processing time.
Dual registrants: An email has been sent from the College to all dual registrants in early February 2021 (except the newly registered dual registrants)requesting you to confirm if you would like to renew one or both of your registrations. Follow the instructions in the email, including submitting a completed “Registration Cancellation Request Form” if you intend to cancel one of your registrations and renew the other. Please reply to the email by the requested deadline (February 16, 2021). All dual registrants will then have their accounts set up to renew online in the Registrant Portal during the renewal period.
Check to make sure your invoice for renewal reflects the registration(s) you are renewing before paying the renewal fee online.
If you have exceptions to declare in Section 7 of the Online Renewal Form, a review and an approval by CTCMA is required before you can make the registration renewal payment. When your exceptions are approved, likely in 2-3 business days, the invoice will appear in your account for payment.
Deferment Due to Financial Hardship
Registrants experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic are invited to email a signed request letter to [email protected] with “Seeking Deferment of Registration Renewal Fee” in the subject line and include the request letter as an attachment. Wait for instructions from CTCMA staff regarding renewal payment. Please submit requests early to allow processing and review time. Be sure to complete and submit the online registration renewal form by the March 31, 2021 deadline even if you will be claiming financial hardship.
Changing to Non-practicing Registration
Registrants wishing to apply for Status Transfer to change from practising status to non-practising status should submit a separate application with all required documents and fees. Status Transfer applications should be submitted as early as possible as processing can be delayed at this busy time of year. HERE is the application. Non-practicing registrants are permitted to state that they are currently registered with the College if it is also stated that they are “non-practising”.
Remember also that you must renew your registration ONLINE by the March 31, 2021 deadline, even if you wish to change your status to non-practising.
Detailed information for reinstatement can be found HERE.
Continuing Education (CE) Requirement and CE Audit
Full practising registrants are required to complete 50 hours of CE activities within a 2-year reporting period. Registrants can check if their CE activities are due by logging into the Registrant Portal. Detailed CE Information (Program Requirements, Recent Update, Activity Log Template) is available on the College website