The renewal process
Kinesiologists registered in the General or Inactive Class must renew their registration by August 31 of each year. The renewal period begins on July 1 and the College will notify you via email that the renewal portal is open. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date.
Here are the renewal fees:
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An income tax receipt is emailed to you on or shortly after February 1 of each year. Learn more about College fees.
If you are currently suspended
If you are currently suspended for non-payment of fees, you must have your certificate of registration reinstated before you can renew. Please email the College for more information.
Important information about class changes
If you are planning to change your class in the coming months (e.g. a paternal leave begins in November), do not submit a class change in August. Please renew in your current class and pay the applicable fees. Your application for change of status should be submitted closer to the date you need your status changed.
If you submit a class change between July 1 and August 21:
Do not complete the renewal form until you receive confirmation from the College that your class change is approved.
If you submit a class change between August 22 and August 31:
The College will not be processing any requests for class changes during the last week of August. Complete the renewal form and pay the full renewal fee associated with your current class to avoid having your certificate of registration being placed in default of payment. If your application for the Inactive Class is approved, you will receive a refund.
Send your completed application by email.
To resign, you must first email the College. You will then be asked to complete the resignation form. Your resignation is not complete until you submit the resignation form to the College, and receive confirmation of approval.
Tips to make renewal quick and easy
1. Accessing the annual renewal form
Download the latest version of your web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). If you are using Internet Explorer (IE), you may experience technical difficulties that are out of the College’s control. We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
If you successfully complete the renewal form and pay your fee, you will receive an automated email indicating completion. If further information is required, the College will follow up with you.
2. Documents you may need
If your name has changed since the last time you renewed, please email the College a copy of the document that shows the change (e.g. marriage certificate).
If you are registered in the General Class, have a copy of your insurance policy on hand since you will need to upload proof of insurance. If you are renewing in the Inactive Class, you will need to sign a declaration indicating that you will not practise kinesiology in any capacity while you’re Inactive.
What happens if you don’t renew?
If you do not complete the renewal form and pay the renewal fee by August 31, you will receive a Notice of Intent to Suspend. You will be given 30 days to complete the renewal form and pay the required fees, plus any late fees that apply.
If you have not completed the renewal form and paid the fees within those 30 days, you will be suspended. Practising while your registration is suspended or revoked is a serious offence. You cannot use the titles “kinesiologist”, “registered kinesiologist” or the designation R.Kin if your certificate of registration is suspended or revoked. You also cannot hold yourself out as qualified to practise kinesiology in Ontario until the suspension is lifted. The Public Register of Kinesiologists is continuously updated to reflect suspensions and revocations.
A note about data collected during renewal
Much of the information collected on the renewal form is required by the Ministry of Health. All of Ontario’s regulated health professionals are providing the same information as part of their annual renewal process. The Ministry uses the data collected for healthcare resource planning. All data is submitted to the Ministry anonymously to protect your privacy. The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 also requires colleges to collect information about any offences or findings of malpractice or negligence that regulated health professionals may have committed within the last year.
If you have questions or concerns about the renewal process, please email the College. Due to the high volume of questions coming in during the renewal period, the College aims to respond to questions received between July and October within three to five business days.