You do not need to complete these steps in exact order, but steps 2-6 must be completed by the exam registration deadline.
Step 1: View the exam registration deadline
The College posts deadlines and logistics about upcoming exams at least four months before the exam date. View the deadlines.
Step 2: Order your official transcripts
Have the school that you attended send the College a copy of your official transcripts. The College only accepts original, sealed transcripts addressed to the College. For the purpose of writing the exam, the College only requires your undergraduate transcripts. Transcripts must be mailed to:
College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
Attn: Registration Department
160 Bloor Street East, Suite 1402
Toronto, ON M4W 1B9
Step 3: Complete the Academic Assessment Form
All applicants who graduated from non-kinesiology degree programs must have their degree assessed to ensure that it is similar to an Ontario kinesiology degree. This is known as educational equivalency. You must complete the Academic Assessment Form by listing the courses you completed that you believe match the template course descriptions. You must also submit evidence that describes course content (i.e. course outline and syllabus). To assess equivalency, the College uses a point system.
The Academic Assessment Form may be uploaded online (see step 6) or mailed to the College.
Step 4: Complete the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module
All applicants must be familiar with the laws, regulations and standards that apply to kinesiology in Ontario by completing the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module. The module is open-book, and it may be completed up to one year before applying to the College. However, you must complete it before writing the exam. It takes about four hours to complete, but you can log in and out and finish it at your own pace. Complete the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module. Please bookmark this link for later use.
Step 5: Gather supporting documents (if applicable)
If applicable, submit the following documents to the College:
- original letter of standing from any regulator in any jurisdiction where you are or were registered to practise any profession. Do not submit a letter of standing from a professional association (e.g. OKA, OATA, CSEP, etc.). Please mail this letter to the College.
- copy of a change of name certificate, marriage certificate or other evidence of a legal name if your name is different from the name on any of your documentation (may be uploaded online- see step 6).
Step 6: Complete the application form and pay the application fee
Create an account and complete the application form. Please write down your username and password as you will need them to log in again. If you want to start your application and then come back to it later, or if you need to pay any fees, click “Login” in the green bar at the top of this page.
The application fee is $100 and must be paid online. You will be asked to upload any supporting documentation.
Tip: For any documents, other than your transcript, that you are mailing to the College (e.g. name change document, letter of standing, etc.), wait until you have all the documents and then mail one package to the College. This speeds up processing times.
Step 7: The College reviews your application
The College will review your application once steps 2-6 are complete. It takes approximately 10 business days for the College to process an application.
If you meet the requirements:
If your application is complete and you meet the requirements, you will be emailed a form to register for the exam and you will be asked to pay the $400 exam fee.
IMPORTANT: Once the College has determined that you are eligible to write the exam, you must take your first attempt within one year. You have three opportunities or four years, whichever comes first, to pass the exam.
If you do not meet the requirements:
If for any reason you do not meet the educational equivalency requirements, you will be contacted by the College and your application may be referred to the Registration Committee for review.