Applicants for Temporary & Temporary (teaching) Registration

The CSHBC regulates two types of temporary registrations with applications falling under separate categories:

  • Temporary registration
  • Temporary (teaching) registration

Each registration type carries different requirements and terms, however, shared requirements include:

  • Temporary registration and Temporary (teaching) registration are granted for up to 90 days.
  • To renew, contact enquiries@cshbc.ca well in advance of registration’s expiry date.
  • Temporary and Temporary (teaching) registrants aren’t eligible to apply for Certified Practice Certificates, can’t serve on the CSHBC Board of Directors or vote in elections or annual general meetings.
  • The Registration Committee may impose limits and conditions on temporary registrants on a case-by-case basis.

Application steps for Temporary and Temporary (teaching) registration

  • Canadian – Those regulated in Canadian jurisdictions must submit an online application form via the Applicant Portal and select the applicable temporary registration.
  • International – Those applicants regulated in international jurisdictions should contact the CSHBC by email at enquiries@cshbc.ca for a step-by-step process for submitting applications.

To apply, have the documents listed below ready, create an account in the CSHBC Applicant Portal, and follow the step-by-step instructions in the Applicant Portal.

All applicants must provide authorization to undergo a Criminal Record Check (CRC) as part of the temporary registration process. Applicants must cover the cost of their own CRC, which is $28.

CSHBC is statutorily required to collect this fee on behalf of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and does not retain any of these funds. For more information on CRC, please visit Criminal Record Check for Applicants. If jurisdiction originates outside Canada, applicants must also provide Criminal Record Check from that international jurisdiction.

In addition to the regulator in the Canadian jurisdiction that you are coming from, you must provide a letter or certificate dated within 60 days of the date of your application from each additional regulatory body where you are or have been registered in any health profession, in any jurisdiction (if any). This must specify details of any cancellation, suspension, limitation, or conditions on your entitlement to practise, and any investigation, review, or proceeding that could lead to one of these outcomes.

Upon approval of your application for registration, the following fee is payable: Initial registration fee: $100. Pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or debit card (Visa) in the Applicant Portal.

If applicants have been regulated as a health professional by any other regulatory body, they must provide a letter or certificate dated within 60 days of the date of the application from each relevant regulatory body. This must specify details of any cancellation, suspension, limitation, or conditions on entitlement to practise and any investigation, review, or proceeding that could lead to one of these outcomes.

Log in to the Applicant Portal and provide the required information about your referees, including an email address for each. Each referee must submit a letter of reference directly to the College at registration@cshbc.ca or by mail. Letters of reference may be attached to an email; however, letters must include an original signature and contact information.

To provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada, applicants must upload a copy of one of the following documents in the Applicant Portal when applying:

Under CSHBC’s Bylaws, all Temporary and Temporary (teaching) registrants must obtain and at all times maintain professional liability insurance coverage of at least $2,000,000 per claim or per occurrence.

All temporary registrants must submit proof of valid professional liability insurance when registering for the first time and renewing registration on the CSHBC Registrant Portal. Please follow the instructions in the Registrant Portal for providing proof of professional liability insurance.

Applications may be standard or non-standard

Standard applications are very clear that each of the registration requirements set out in the CSHBC Bylaws and policy are met. Non-standard applications are where it is less clear that one or more of the registration requirements is met. For more information on standard or non-standard applications, visit Non-standard Applications & Registration Committee Review.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for temporary registration, applicants must adhere to:

  • Temporary registration applicants must be registrants in good standing in their profession in another jurisdiction (Canadian or International), in a manner acceptable to the CSHBC Board of Directors.
  • Must be authorized to practice their profession as the equivalent of a Full CSHBC registrant.
  • Once applicants become a Temporary registrant, they must practise in line with all CSHBC standards of practice and may practice to the scope of a Full registrant.
  • Applicants must be registrants in good standing in their profession in another jurisdiction (Canadian or International), in a manner acceptable to the CSHCB Board of Directors.

College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia

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

Phone: 604.742.6380
Toll-free: 1.888.742.6380
Email: enquiries@cshbc.ca