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Professional College Accreditation Defence Lawyers

After many years of education and training, professionals can face significant barriers before being admitted or accredited with their professional college. When a regulatory College delays, investigates, or refuses your application, on any grounds, it can mean the end of your career.

If you apply to a regulatory College and the Registrar of the College has doubts that you fulfill the registration requirements, is of the opinion that terms and/or conditions should be imposed on your certificate of registration, or the College intends to refuse the application, you should seek legal assistance to assist in providing additional material to the Registration Committee of the College. Once your application has been sent to the Registration Committee of your Professional College, you have the right to receive all of the information that is in the College’s possession that is relevant to your application.  

Registration Committee Lawyers for you

You also have the right to make submissions to the Registration Committee. A lawyer can assist you in making those submissions so that you have the best possible chance of being admitted to your College or given accreditation.

The Registration Committee has the power to direct the College to issue your Certificate of Registration, direct you to complete examinations or training, impose terms, conditions or limitations on your Certificate of Registration, or direct the College to refuse to issue your Certificate of Registration.

What Type of Conduct Can Be Reviewed by The Registration Committee?

Each regulated profession has a Registration Committee that must decide whether you are fit to practice in accordance with the rules and regulations of your profession. The Registration Committee has significant powers and the impact of their decision can have serious consequences for your future and career. A decision to deny you entry to your professional College would prevent you from working in the field you have been trained in, whether that is as a Pharmacist, Nurse, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist, or other healthcare professional.

If you are applying to become a Pharmacist, there are specific requirements for the issuance of a Certificate of Registration. For example, you are required to possess sufficient language proficiency in English and you must be able to communicate and comprehend effectively, both orally and in writing. If you are a professional trained outside of Canada, you may be required to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination to prove your proficiency in English. If there are any irregularities or issues with your IELTS exam results, you may be investigated by the Registration Committee.

The Registration Committee can also deny you entry in to your profession if it believes that your past and/or present conduct does not show that you will practice with decency, honesty and integrity, and in accordance with the law. You can also be prohibited from joining your profession if the Registration Committee does not believe that you will display an appropriately professional attitude. The onus is on you to show that you meet all of the requirements for registration, generally within one year of filing an your application for accreditation. If there is any evidence that you have made false or misleading statements in your application process, you will likely be denied entry.

The Registration Committee has significant discretion to admit or deny candidates into each respective profession. The impact of a decision by the Registration Committee can be devastating. After years of training and education, don’t leave your application with the Registration Committee to chance. If you have been contacted by your College or notified that the Registration Committee is investigating your application, you need a lawyer who understands the registration process. Contact our lawyers today. Don’t let a mistake in the past stand in the way of your future.  

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Damien Frost & Associates LLP represents clients who are applying for accreditation with Professional Regulatory Colleges. If you receive notice that your application will be considered by a Registration Committee, we can assist you to ensure that you have the best possible chance of becoming accredited, without terms or conditions on your certificate of registration.

If you are having issues becoming accredited with a Professional College, click here to contact our firm for a free consultation.


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