This reinstatement policy applies only to Professional (Practicing/Non-Practicing Membership).
Academic and Corporate (non-professional) memberships can be re-initiated by contacting the BCAK office, provided they continue to meet the requirements and provide updated support documentation.
Policy for Professional Membership Reinstatement
1) Reinstatement Period - Available within 3 years (36 months) of last being a Practicing or Non-practicing members in good standing with the BCAK. The 3 year period is based on the date of receipt of a written request by the previous member and excludes all other inquiries, questions or requests.
2) Continuing Education Requirements
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.
- Fall within the categories indicated in the .
- Be within the as defined by the BCAK.
- 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,
- 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.
Who Does Not Qualify for Reinstatement?
Previous Practicing or Non-practicing members who:
- Have not been a member in good standing for 3 or more years.
- Owe monies to the association (including accrued interest), until such time as the outstanding amounts are paid in full.
- Have not fulfilled the continuing education requirements for reinstatement.
- Have been expelled from the BCAK, regardless of when they were last a member in good standing.
- Members who are currently suspended.
Previous members who do not qualify for reinstatement and are not excluded under items 2 to 5 above can submit a new application and must meet the current admission requirements.