What is reinstatement?
A process for former, non-practising, historical and retired registrants of ASTTBC who wish to reinstate their previous registration status with ASTTBC.

The requirements for reinstatement are determined based on time that has elapsed since the former, non-practising, historical or retired registrant was last a registrant in good standing.

Eligibility to apply for reinstatement (who can apply?)
A non-practising registrant, retired registrant, former registrant or historical member who is not a disciplined person and meets the requirements for practising registration under sections 48.1 – 48.3 of the bylaws is eligible to apply for reinstatement of their registration.

Reinstating practising status
Moving from non-practising, retired, historical, or former status to practising status requires an application for reinstatement. Please read sections 48 to 48.3 of the ASTTBC bylaws for full details. Reinstatement requirements are based on time that has elapsed since that applicant was last a practising registrant in good standing and includes proof of completion of all continuing professional development requirements under Part VI of the bylaws, as if the applicant had not ceased to be registered, etc. Reinstatement after three or more years also requires a declaration of competencies validated by referees and completion of a professional practice and ethics exam. It may also require completion of a jurisprudence exam (if applicable) and refresher courses, etc.

Reinstating non-practising or retired status
A former registrant may be reinstated by the credentials committee into the non-practising or retired category of registration if the former registrant held that category of registration at the time they ceased to be a registrant. Applications for reinstatement into non-practising or retired status must be complete and can be found on ASTTBC’s non-practising or retired webpages. Completed applications can be submitted to registrations@asttbc.org.

How to apply for reinstatement into practising status
Applications for reinstatement of practising status must be submitted online through asttbcapply.ca. Applicants are required to create a free online account before starting an application. A non-refundable application fee must be received before an application proceeds.

Individuals applying for reinstatement may already have an existing account. In this case, please sign into your account using your username or password. Your username is your email address you used to create your account. If you have forgotten your password, please click on “Forgot Password” to reset your password.

For more information on how to log in to your account, please click here.

Reinstatement requirements for practising status

TimeframeRequired documentation
Has been out of practice for less than one (1) year.a. Completed reinstatement application
b. Proof of completion of all continuing professional development requirements under Part VI as if the applicant had not ceased to be a registrant, unless waived in whole or in part by the credentials committee
i. If an applicant was cancelled or resigned as of December 31 of the calendar year and is reinstating within the next calendar year, a CPD log[1] is not required as part of the reinstatement application.
c. Evidence satisfactory to the credentials committee that the applicant is a person of good character
d. Proof of Canadian citizenship, a permanent resident of Canada, or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada
e. Evidence of any education, training, or professional development activity completed that was not previously provided to ASTTBC
f. Payment of applicable fees as specified in Schedule C, outstanding fees, debts or levy owed to ASTTBC 
Has been out of practice for more than one (1) year but less than three (3) consecutive years.a. Completed reinstatement application
b. Proof of completion of all continuing professional development requirements under Part VI as if the applicant had not ceased to be a registrant, unless waived in whole or in part by the credentials committee
c. Evidence satisfactory to the credentials committee that the applicant is a person of good character
d. Proof of Canadian citizenship, a permanent resident of Canada, or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada
e. Evidence of any education, training, or professional development activity completed that was not previously provided to ASTTBC
f. Payment of applicable fees as specified in Schedule C, outstanding fees, debts or levy owed to ASTTBC
Has been out of practice for three (3) or more consecutive years.a. Completed reinstatement application, including a declaration of competencies, each of which must be validated by at least one of three referees provided if demonstrated through work experience
b. Three (3) references, one of whom must consent to act as the applicant’s supervisor if required
c. Proof of completion of all continuing professional development requirements under Part VI as if the applicant had not ceased to be a registrant, unless waived in whole or in part by the credentials committee.
i. Applicants are not required to provide proof of completion of CPD prior to February, 2021 (when PGA came into force)
d. Evidence satisfactory to the credentials committee that the applicant is a person of good character
e. Proof of Canadian citizenship, a permanent resident of Canada, or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada
f. Evidence of any education, training, or professional development activity completed that was not previously provided to ASTTBC
g. Payment of applicable fees as specified in Schedule C, outstanding fees, debts or levy owed to ASTTBC
h. Evidence of successful completion of the Professional Practice and Ethics exam, a jurisprudence exam (if required by the credentials committee), and/or any refresher courses may be required as a prerequisite for granting practice registration.  

[1] An applicant for reinstatement who was cancelled or resigned as of December 31st of the previous calendar year is still required to complete and log the entirety of the CPD requirements for the year which they are reinstating. If the reinstatement application falls near the November 30th CPD reporting cycle deadline, a CPD log may be requested as part of the reinstatement application (registration staff will advise).

Reinstatement FAQ
Please click here to read the reinstatement FAQ.