Registration

The 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
1 Reinstatement granted

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‚Äôs registration practices
  • Review and revision of registration policies
  • Annual Committee training

Exam

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:

Registered Wrote Passed % Passing
April 219 207 148 71
September 289265190 72


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

The 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.