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Registration & Certified Practice certificate renewal: important update

Registration renewal, for the registration year from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023, opened February 23, 2022. Registrants who wish to maintain their professional status as RAUDs, RHIPs, or RSLPs in BC must renew their registration, and should do so as soon as possible through the CSHBC Registrant Portal. The deadline for renewing your registration for 2022/2023 is March 31, 2022.

The following is an update on important aspects of registration and Certified Practice (CP) certificate renewal:

CP certificate renewal: technical issue resolved

Renewal for CP certificates expiring March 31, 2022, also opened February 23, 2022. Registrants must renew any CP certificates expiring on March 31, 2022 before that date, and should do so as soon as possible through the CSHBC Registrant Portal

CSHBC is aware that a technical issue in the Registrant Portal prevented registrants from renewing expiring CP certificates. The issue prevented the Portal’s system from detecting when registrants have reported and applied the required four Continuing Competency Credits (CCCs) toward a certificate. This issue has been resolved, and registrants who have met CP certificate renewal requirements may proceed with renewing CP certificates. CSHBC regrets any inconvenience caused by the issue, and thanks registrants who reported it to the College.

Registration classification changes: how to make classification changes during the registration renewal period

Registrants can change registration classifications from:

  • Full to Non-practising registration 
  • Non-practising to Full registration
  • Full to Retired registration
  • Non-practising to Retired registration 

During the registration renewal period ending March 31, 2022, registrants who wish to change classification from Full to Non-practising registration or Non-practising to Full registration should do so as part of the registration renewal process rather than through an additional classification change request. Follow the steps in the renewal process on the Portal and when the relevant screen appears, renew in a different registration classification, if applicable.

Important: requests to change from Non-practising to Full registration status are not granted automatically. You must wait for written confirmation from the College that your status change has been approved. For more information about changing classification from Non-practising to Full registration during the registration renewal period, see question 4 in Frequently Asked Questions about registration and certified practice renewal 2022/2023 (PDF).

During the registration renewal period, registrants who wish to change classification from Full to Retired registration, or Non-practising to Retired registration, should not complete the registration renewal process and do not need to take any other action.

Important: if you do not renew or reinstate before the deadlines, or if you change classification to Retired registration, you are considered a “Former registrant” under the Bylaws. Former registrants choosing to return to practice in the future are required to submit a new application under section(s) 82 and/or 85 of the College Bylaws, and must meet all current registration requirements before their application could be approved allowing them to resume practice. This may pose issues for former registrants who first registered with the College under previous, less stringent registration requirements (for example, if you have not passed an approved entry-to-practice exam (PDF), you will need to do so before you can regain Full registration).

For more information

For more information about registration and CP certificate renewal, including important information about deadlines, late registration renewal, reinstatement of registration, and failure to renew/unlawful practice, see the following:

College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1S4

Phone: 604.742.6380
Toll-free: 1.888.742.6380
Email: [email protected]