Graduates of Kinesiology Programs

Step 1: Order your transcripts

Have the school that you attended send the College a copy of your transcripts. The College only accepts original, sealed transcripts addressed to the College. Transcripts must be mailed to:

College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
Attn: Registration Department
160 Bloor Street East, Suite 1402
Toronto, ON M4W 1B9

If you wish to write the exam and have completed all courses required to graduate but are waiting to graduate, the College may accept a letter from the program director indicating that you are eligible to graduate. The letter must be received by the applicable deadline and must be mailed directly to the College by your school. Your official transcript must be received by the College within eight weeks of graduation. 

Step 2: Complete the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module

All applicants must be familiar with the laws, regulations and standards that apply to kinesiology in Ontario by completing the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module. The module is open-book, and it may be completed up to one year before applying to the College. However, you must complete it before writing the exam. It takes about four hours to complete, but you can log in and out and finish it at your own pace. Complete the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module.

Step 3: Get a police information check

All applicants are required to submit a name-based record check conducted no more than six months before applying to the College. To get a name-based record check, contact your local police department. We do not accept record checks conducted by third parties (e.g. private companies); contact your local police department. You are not required to submit a vulnerable sector check. Your original name-based check must be mailed to:

College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
Attn: Registration Department
160 Bloor Street East, Suite 1402
Toronto, ON M4W 1B9

Step 4: Gather supporting documents (if applicable)

If applicable, submit the following documents to the College:

  • original letter of standing from any regulator in any jurisdiction where you are or were registered to practise any profession. Do not submit a letter of standing from a professional association (e.g. OKA, OATA, CSEP, etc). Please mail this letter to the College.
  • Copy of a change of name certificate, marriage certificate or other evidence of a legal name if your name is different from the name on any of your documentation (may be uploaded online- see step 5).

Step 5: Complete the application form and pay the application fee

Access the application form . The application fee is $100 and must be paid online. You will be asked to upload any supporting documentation.

Tip: For any documents, other than your transcript,  that you are mailing to the College (e.g. criminal record check, name change document, letter of standing, etc.), wait until you have all the documents and then mail one package to the College. This speeds up processing times. 

Step 6: The College reviews your application

The College will review your application once steps 1-5 are complete. It takes at least 10 business days for the College to process an application. 

If you meet the requirements:
If your application is complete and you meet the requirements, you will be emailed a form to register for the exam and you will be asked to pay the $400 exam fee.

IMPORTANT: Once the College has determined that you are eligible to write the exam, you must take your first attempt within one year. You have three opportunities or four years, whichever comes first, to pass the exam.

If you do not meet the requirements:
If for any reason you do not meet the registration requirements, you will be contacted by the College and your application may be referred to the Registration Committee for review.

Step 7: Write the exam

Details such as exact location and start time are emailed to you four weeks before the exam date.

If you fail the exam and if you meet certain criteria, you may appeal your results. Learn about submitting an appeal.

Step 8: Complete your registration

Results are emailed to you six weeks after the exam. If you pass the exam, you must complete your registration with the College within one year of receiving your results. Your registration is considered complete once you have paid the registration fee.

Step 9: Get professional liability insurance

Within 30 days of paying your registration fee, you must provide a copy of your professional liability insurance policy or certificate. The College does not offer professional liability insurance. You may get it from any source, such as a professional association, employer, insurance company, etc. so long as it meets the College’s requirements. View the Professional Liability Insurance Policy

The College’s requirements for professional liability insurance are as follows:

  • a minimum amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence;
  • a minimum aggregate amount of $3,000,000 per year;
  • a deductible of no more than $1,000 per occurrence;
  • where the insurance is of the claims-made type, enduring (tail) insurance to provide coverage for at least five years after the termination of the insurance.
Please mail or email a copy of your policy or certificate to the College. 

Re-writing the exam

If you fail the exam the first time, you may write a second time. Contact the College after receiving your results and you will be provided with information on how to proceed with your second attempt.

After a second failure, you must receive approval from the Registration Committee to complete your third and final attempt. You need to submit a completed remediation plan to the Committee describing steps you have taken to help you prepare to pass.

If you fail a third time, you are not eligible to write the exam without further education and training, and you must submit a new application to the College.

You will be charged the $400 exam fee each time you write.

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