Annual Renewal

All kinesiologists, whether registered in the General or Inactive Class, must renew their registration by August 31.

Here are the renewal fees:

 Registration Class   Amount   Late fee 
 General  $650   $100 
 Inactive  $200  $50


Before you renew

Review your profile
You can do this by visiting the My Account page. Review your information and make sure it is up to date. 

Has your name changed?
If it has, please provide a copy of a document that shows the change (e.g. copy of marriage certificate).  This can be provided by email, mail or fax.

Make sure your insurance hasn’t expired
If you are registered in the General Class, you must have professional liability insurance. You will be asked to upload a copy of your insurance certificate. To review the College’s requirements for insurance, click here.

Three ways to make renewal easier

  1. Carefully review all sections of the renewal form and complete all applicable sections. Review any information that is pre-populated and edit as necessary.
  2. Have a copy of your insurance on hand before you begin the renewal form.
  3. If you are registered in the General Class, you must provide information about your insurance policy and upload a copy of your insurance certificate.
  4. If you are registered in the inactive class, you are required to show proof that you possess extended reporting or tail insurance at the time of conversion.
  5. Download the latest version of your web browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, etc.)

Why does the College collect so much data during renewal?

Much of the information collected on the renewal form is required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. All of Ontario’s regulated health professionals are providing this information as part of their annual renewal process. The Ministry uses the data collected for healthcare resource planning. All data is submitted to the Ministry anonymously to protect your privacy. The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 also requires colleges to collect information about any offences or findings of malpractice or negligence that members may have committed within the last year. 

Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) Audit

Kinesiologists with claims-made insurance do not have enduring insurance which is sometimes referred to as Extended Reported Period (ERP) coverage or tail insurance, expect when members are specifically requested for this. Enduring insurance within claims based policy or occurrence based insurance, protects kinesiologists in the event that a complaint is received after they have resigned, been approved for inactive status, or the insurance policy is terminated.

All general class members will be audited to show that they have proof of professional liability insurance after renewal has closed. This is because the last audit showed that many of the Registered Kinesiologists were practising without PLI. 

Please be reminded that it is considered professional misconduct to practise without the appropriate insurance.

 

Changes to the Inactive class application form – FAQs and Self-Assessment Questionnaire

The self-assessment questionnaire is being incorporated into the Inactive Class application form to ensure that members are aware of the requirements that must be met prior to applying.

The FAQs include responses to the following questions:

What is the Inactive Class?
What are the conditions of the Inactive Class?
Am I eligible for the Inactive Class?
How does the Inactive Class affect my professional liability insurance?
Where can I get more information?

The self-assessment questionnaire is based directly on the eligibility criteria for the Inactive Class set out in the General Regulation, namely:

  1. Not engaging in providing direct patient care.
  2. Not using a title or designation other than one permitted by the Inactive Class.
  3. Not supervising the practice of the profession.
  4. Not making any claim or representation to having any competence in the profession.

Each of these criteria is broken down into a series of yes or no questions, designed to help the member evaluate whether they would meet these criteria. The questionnaire is designed such that if the member answers “yes” to any question, they would not be considered eligible for the Inactive Class, whereas if they answer “no” to all questions, then they would be able to have their application considered by the College.

The intention is to provide a self-assessment tool that is accessible, transparent, and based directly on the requirements set out in the regulations. 

Suspended Members 
If you are currently suspended due to non–payment of fees, please connect with the College on the next steps to complete your renewal.

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If you have questions, please email the College at info@coko.ca or call at (416) 961-7000.