Registration Committee is responsible for developing and implementing
transparent, objective, impartial and fair registration practices that adhere
to the policies approved by Council and the Registration Regulation. The
Committee considers applications for registration that have been referred by
the Registrar in situations where the Registrar:
- has doubts about whether an applicant has met the registration requirements;
- is of the opinion that terms, conditions or limitations should be imposed on a certificate of registration; or
- proposes to refuse the application.
In 2016/2017 the Registration Committee reviewed and decided on the following:
|Type of case||Number of cases||Committee decision|
|Application under the grandparenting provisions- non-exemptible educational requirement||18||Five applications were approved for registration pending completion of specified training. 13 applications were refused|
|Proposal for upgrading/remediation
||6||Four remediation plans were approved. Decision on two remediation plans was deferred until more information is provided.
|Application under the grandparenting provisions-experience requirement||1||The Panel directed the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration upon successful completion of the entry-to-practice exam.|
|Reinstatement to the General Class after more than two years in the Inactive Class
Applicants who are not satisfied with the decision of the Registration Committee may appeal the decision to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB). There were no appeals submitted to HPARB in 2016/2017.
Other Committee activities included:
- Submission of the annual Fair Registration Practices Report to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner of Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner also conducted a full assessment of the College’s registration practices
- Review and revision of registration policies
- Annual Committee training
472 applicants wrote the entry-to-practice exam in 2016, which is a 5.5% increase from the previous year.
The College administered two sittings of the exam in 2016. A profile of both sittings is below:
Examination appeals committee
The Examination Appeals Committee is responsible for hearing appeals from applicants who unsuccessfully completed the entry-to-practice exam and who meet the criteria for filing an appeal. In 2016, one appeal was received and granted.
Examination Committee is comprised of College members and faculty members from
kinesiology programs across Ontario. The Committee approves test forms, sets
the pass mark for each exam and ensures that the exam reflects the entry-level
competencies. The Committee met three times in 2016.
Item writing committee
The Item Writing Committee is comprised of College members and faculty members from kinesiology programs across Ontario. Panels of the Committee develop exam questions that correspond to the Examination Blueprint. The Committee met in 2016 for two, four-day sessions and developed 138 new exam questions.
The College is grateful for the support of those who assisted with the preparation, development and administration of the exam. Their contributions are invaluable.