Reinstatement Policy

Practicing/Non-practicing Membership

Policies and Procedures

  1. Practicing/Non-Practicing Membership Reinstatement will be considered provided the request is received within 3 years (36 months) of last being a Practicing/Non-practicing member in good standing with the association. The date of request is the date that reinstatement is requested and applications for reinstatement will be held for the remainder of the quarter. (Quarters begin on the 1st of January [Q1], April [Q2], July [Q3] and October [Q4]).
  2. Who does not qualify for reinstatement:
  • Past members who were expelled from the association regardless of when they were last a member in good standing.
  • Past members who owe monies to the association (including accrued interest), until such time as the outstanding amounts are paid in full.
  • Past members who have not fulfilled the continuing education requirements for reinstatement.
  • Members who are currently suspended.
  • Past members who do not meet the requirements defined in item 1.

Continuing Education Requirements for reinstatement

A total of 5 credits for each quarter year membership has been not in good standing (cumulative - 20 credits per year)
Example: If membership expired in December 2019, and reinstatement was applied for in July 2021.

Q1-Q4, 2019: 20 credits owed

Q1-Q4, 2020: 20 credits owed

Q1, 2021: 5 credits owed

Q2, 2021: 5 credits owed. 

Total Credits Owed = 50 credits. 

Education/Coursework must:

  1. Fall within the categories indicated in the Continuing Education Categories Table applicable to Reinstatement.
  2. Be within the Scope of Practice of Kinesiology as defined by the BCAK.
  3. Be relevant to your area of intended practice upon becoming a member. (Note: A letter of intent or declaration of intended practice area is required as part of your application for reinstatement) and,
  4. Be verifiable by the BCAK. BCAK must be able to confirm or authenticate any documentation provide. BCAK reserves the right to request additional verification of support documentation or reject a submission, should it not be able to authenticate any documentation provided.

Previous members who do not qualify for reinstatement may contact the office to begin the reapplication process. Be advised that re-applicants must meet the current requirements for membership.


Application for reinstatement is initiated by email request to the BCAK office. The BCAK will review your available membership history and determine whether you are eligible. If you are found to be eligible based on the membership information on record since you were last a member in good standing you will be provided additional instructions to complete the requirements. If you are not eligible, you will be informed on how to initiate a new membership application.

In brief:

  1. Contact the office via email and determine reinstatement eligibility.
  2. If eligible, you must submit all required documentation to complete reinstatement.
  3. Allow for up to 10 business days for the office to review the documents for verification purposes,
  4. Follow instructions and relevant links received from the BCAK office, including payment of any monies owing the society, the reinstatement fee and applicable membership dues.
  5. Once this process is complete, your membership will be reinstated, and your membership will be “in good standing” upon completion.
Tips to expedite the process
  • Include “Reinstatement” in the email subject line.
  • Email from the address associated with your BCAK membership.
  • Keep emails brief and to the point.
  • Do not provide a reason for membership lapse as this is not required.
  • Declare your practice area in the body of your reinstatement email.
  • Submit all documents at once and focus on providing proof of continuing education (CE) that is worth more credits (i.e. 10+ hours) rather than less (i.e. 1 hour).
  • Submit documents as PDFs.
  • Keep emails in the same thread (i.e. reply rather than sending a new email).
  • Read this page thoroughly and call the office with a list of questions rather than asking questions one at a time via email.
  • When calling the office, introduce yourself and let staff know that you are reinstating.
  • Begin the criminal record check process as soon as you are advised that this is required (as this process can take upwards of 15 -30 days).
  • Do not claim continuing education that is unverifiable. Refer to this table.
  • Ask the office for recommendations on where to obtain appropriate CE credits if you are unsure.
  • Follow up with the office if you do not hear back within 10 days after document submission. Typically delays are because the office is awaiting verification, and you may be able to assist in this process.
Proof of Continuing Education Submission Guidelines

Certificates of completion

A typical certificate of attendance or course completions should include the following:

  • Title of the course/workshop/seminar/in-service.
  • Date of delivery.
  • Attendee’s name.
  • Expiration date (if applicable).
  • Seal of certifying organization.
  • CE equivalents and/or number of contact hours.

If any of the above information is not included on the certificate, it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide and explanation or find alternative proof.

Signed Letters

For a letter to be accepted, the author must:

  • Address the letter to the BCAK and send it directly to the office via email.
  • Include a brief explanation of their relationship to the applicant.
  • Summarize the activity performed by the applicant.
  • Estimate or provide an exact number of hours for the activity described in the letter.
  • Include the following contact information:
    • Name.
    • Title.
    • Email or phone number.


For a receipt to be accepted, it must:

  • Include the applicant’s name.
  • Product name.
  • Seller information (i.e. name of company).
  • Date of purchase.


For research to be accepted, it must be published in a peer reviewed Academic Journal. Pre-print publications can be accepted if the paper has been peer reviewed and is simply pending publication. A link to the article must be provided and the applicant for reinstatement must be a listed author (other contributions may be accepted under volunteer work). Research will not be accepted if:

  • The applicant is a participant in the study.
  • The article was published on a blog or website (i.e. not published in a peer reviewed academic journal)
  • The applicant is a paid research assistant with no author credit.

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