CSHBC is requesting registrants to participate in an online survey about Indigenous-specific topics and your current cultural safety, cultural humility, and anti-racism practices. The survey results will provide the College with information on how to provide additional support for registrants on incorporating the CSHBC Indigenous Cultural Safety, Cultural Humility, & Anti-Racism Standard of Practice.
Registration renewal for the 2023/2024 registration year has opened. Registrants who wish to maintain their professional status and licenses to practice as RAUDs, RHIPs, or RSLPs in BC must renew their registration by March 31, 2023. In addition, registrants with Certified Practice certificates expiring on March 31, 2023, must renew these certificates by that deadline.
In addition to the current reporting requirement of 750 practice hours for a primary profession, the amended practice hours requirement outlines that when a registrant is registered as a full registrant in more than one profession, the registrant must also, within the same three-year cycle, practice a minimum of 250 hours in each other profession the registrant is registered in.
Effective December 15, 2022, CSHBC no longer accepts applications for HIP Intern status from applicants seeking to become a Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner in BC. Applicants seeking to become a RHIP must now apply for and be granted RHIP (Conditional) registration.
Registration renewal for the registration year from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024, will open in late January 2023. The deadline for renewing your license to practice for 2023/2024 is March 31, 2023.
CSHBC currently has staff opportunities and other opportunities for participating on committees, becoming examiners for the CSHBC HID Practical Exam, and becoming Practice Review assessors and panel members.
CSHBC has developed Strategic Plan 2023-2026 to guide the College in the upcoming years of transition.
A major set of amendments to the CSHBC Bylaws went in force December 7, 2022.
The Health Professions and Occupations Act, which will replace the Health Professions Act as the governing legislation for health regulatory colleges in BC, has received Royal Assent and is now law in British Columbia.
Non-registrants who assist RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs with providing aspects of speech and hearing health services to clients function as Communication Health Assistants (CHAs). Registrants need to be familiar with requirements for working with CHAs.