In 2013, CKO was founded to protect the public by regulating kinesiology practice in Ontario. Throughout the past 10 years, about 3,000 kinesiologists have registered with CKO, and their fees enabled us to create robust programs to ensure registered kinesiologists (R.Kin) are held to high standards and keep Ontarians safe.
For the past decade, CKO successfully fulfilled our legislated mandate to protect the public without adding additional costs to our registrants. However, as the cost of maintaining our work has increased due to inflation, to ensure we can continue to protect the public by effectively regulating kinesiology practice, CKO reviewed our fee structure and proposed a fee increase.
In June 2023, Council approved the fee increase following a public consultation with members and stakeholders. Starting Sept. 1, 2023, CKO fees are as follows:
|General Class application (non-refundable)||$150|
|Jurisprudence e-Learning Module (non-refundable)||$75|
|General Class registration (pro-rated in the first year only):|
– September 1- November 30
– December 1- February 28
– March 1- May 31
– June 1- August 31
|General Renewal (due each year by August 31)||$700|
|Inactive Class application||$50|
|Inactive Class Renewal||$250|
|Renewal late fee- General Class||$150|
|Renewal late fee- Inactive Class||$100|
The College accepts payments made with the following credit cards: MasterCard and Visa.
Payments may also be made through PayPal or by cheque, certified cheque, money order or bank draft, payable to the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. Cash and debit payments are not accepted. All amounts are payable in Canadian dollars.
Applicants are responsible for paying fees associated with obtaining professional liability insurance. The College does not provide professional liability insurance.
During the registration process, some applicants may be responsible for fees associated with obtaining the following:
- Credential evaluation;
- Language proficiency tests; and
Applicants are responsible for paying such fees directly to the service provider. The College does not provide any of these services.
How your annual fee is used
Costs such as salaries, rent, IT and office supplies are allocated to each category based on their percentage of the overall budget.
Money spent on Council, Executive Committee, Finance and Planning Committee, and the elections process.
Public awareness and communications
Money spent on public awareness campaigns, communications to R.Kins and students, translation, communications tools, and the website.
Registration and exams
Money spent on exam administration, technology for the application and renewal forms, maintenance of the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module, and support to registration and exam committees.
Quality Assurance and practice support
Money spent on peer and practice assessments, the self-assessment, e-learning modules and the Quality Assurance Committee.
Complaints, investigations and discipline
Money spent on investigating complaints and on discipline hearings.