Reinstatement Policy

Practicing/Non-practicing Membership

Policies and Procedures

Practicing/Non-Practicing Membership Reinstatement is available for past members when received (requested in writing) within 3 years (36 months) of last being a Practicing or Non-practicing members in good standing with the BCAK. The date of request is the date a written request is received by the BCAK office and excludes all other forms of request.

Who does not qualify for reinstatement

  • Previous members who do not apply within the 3 year reinstatement period.
  • Previous members who owe monies to the association (including accrued interest), until such time as the outstanding amounts are paid in full.
  • Previous members who have not fulfilled the continuing education requirements for reinstatement.
  • Previous members who were expelled from the association regardless of when they were last a member in good standing.
  • Members who are currently suspended.

****Previous members who do not qualify for reinstatement are required to initiate a new membership application process and meet all the current requirements for membership****

Continuing Education Requirements for Reinstatement

A total of 20 credits for each year membership has been not in good standing.

The requirements reflect that membership renewal begins in mid November of the previous year. If you are looking to reinstate from November 15 to December 31, you will require to have completed the current years credits to qualify. An additional 20 credits will be required should you wish to renew for the subsequent year if you were reinstated between January and November 14th.

Year 1 - 20 credits

Year 2 - 40 credits

Year 3 - 60 credits

Year 3+ - 80 credits (applies to reinstatements effective 35 to 36 months, since last being a member in good standing, reinstatement is not available after 36 months have passed)


Example-1: Membership expired in December 2021, reinstatement applied for and approved in July 2022 - 6 months after last being a member in good standing.

2021: 20 credits owed

To renew in 2023 an additional 20 credits will be required and you cannot reuse credits used for reinstatement.

Total Credits Required = 20 credits.

Example-2: Membership expired December 2021, reinstatement applied for and approved December 5th, 11 months later.

2021: 20 credits owed

2022: 20 credits owed (as the 2023 membership purchase period has begun and your membership will run until the end of 2023 and not end in December 2022)

To renew in 2024, an additional 20 credits will be required and you cannot reuse credits used for reinstatement.

Total Credits Required = 40 credits.

Education/Coursework must:

  1. Fall within the categories indicated in the Continuing Education Categories Table for 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. Mentoring, self-directed education and unregistered webinars/seminars do not qualify as acceptable continuing education.
Procedure

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

Read this page thoroughly and email/call the office with a list of questions rather than asking questions one at a time.

Contacting us by email

  • Include “Reinstatement” in the email subject line.
  • Email from the address associated with your BCAK member account.
  • 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, with attention to providing proof of continuing education support documents.
  • Submit all documents in PDF format.
  • Keep emails in the same thread (i.e. reply rather than sending a new email).

Contacting us by telephone

  • When calling the office, introduce yourself and let staff know that you are requesting professional membership reinstatement.

Criminal Record Check

  • Begin the process of obtaining a new Criminal Record Check (CRC) clearance letter, if you have not submitted one previously or your most recent one submitted to the BCAK is more than 5 years old. (this process typically takes 30-45 days to complete). See: How to Complete a Criminal Record Check

Continuing Education (Proof of)

  • Do not submit continuing education that is unverifiable. Refer to this table for details.
  • Ask the office for recommendations on where/how to obtain recognized CE credits if you are unsure.

Follow up with the office on your reinstatement if you do not hear back within 10 days after document submission. Delays can occur if the BCAK is awaiting your CRC clearance letter or follow up verification of your continuing education submission(s) as you 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.

Receipts

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.

Research

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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