The College’s Registration Regulation allows for two classes of registration- the General Class and the Inactive Class. You cannot apply to the Inactive Class directly. If you wish to apply to the Inactive Class, you must first become registered in the General Class. Continue reading to learn more about the Inactive Class and reinstatement.
About the Inactive Class
The Inactive Class is designed for kinesiologists who are not practising kinesiology at all for a period of time, but still wish to maintain their registration with the College. Learn more about how the College defines practising kinesiology.
Do I qualify for the Inactive Class?
The following are some examples of kinesiologists who may qualify to register in the Inactive Class:
- those who are taking a maternal or paternal leave; or
- registrants who are moving to another province or country but may return to Ontario at a later date; or
- registrants who are going back to school to complete a degree program.
While you may qualify to go Inactive, you do not necessarily need to change your status to Inactive. If you choose to remain registered in the General Class while on leave or when you have moved, all requirements of the General Class of registration still apply to you (e.g. participating in the Quality Assurance Program).
Some kinesiologists wish to go Inactive after changing jobs (e.g. from direct patient/client care to management) because they feel they are no longer practising kinesiology. The College defines “practising kinesiology” as:
The provision of direct patient care within the scope of practice of the profession; acting as an administrator, supervisor or educator in the field of healthcare; professionally recommending products or providing services related to the profession; providing consultation and conducting research related to the profession.
There are conditions imposed on kinesiologists registered in the Inactive Class. If you are registered in the Inactive Class in Ontario, you cannot:
- Provide direct patient/client care, even if it is just to one patient/client;
- Use any title or designation other than what is specified for an Inactive certificate of registration (i.e., R. Kin (Inactive));
- Supervise the practise of kinesiology; or
- Make any claim or representation to having any competence in kinesiology.
Applying to the Inactive Class
You cannot apply to the Inactive Class directly. If you wish to apply to the Inactive Class, you must first become registered in the General Class.
To apply, download and complete the Application for an Inactive Certificate of Registration and email it to the College with the subject line “Change of Status”.
Process for reinstatement to the General Class
If you are applying from the Inactive Class back to the General Class (i.e. reinstatement), you must wait for confirmation of your reinstatement before returning to practise. When considering applications for reinstatement to the General Class, the College considers the amount of time you have been registered Inactive and whether you still possess knowledge, skill and judgement in the profession.
Inactive Class registrants and suspended registrants seeking to be reinstated to the General Class must submit proof of having professional liability insurance coverage. For information on the professional liability insurance requirements, view the Professional Liability Insurance Policy.
If you’ve been Inactive for less than two years:
Applications for reinstatement are considered on a case-by-case basis, but if you have been registered in the Inactive Class for less than two years, you will generally be deemed to still possess the knowledge, skill and judgement required to practise.
If you’ve been Inactive for more than two years:
If you have been registered in the Inactive Class for more than two years, you will be referred to a panel of the Registration Committee. You must satisfy the panel that you possess current knowledge, skill and judgement. You will be required to submit a self-assessment.
If the panel is satisfied, it will re-issue you a certificate of registration in the General Class. If the panel is not satisfied, it may direct you to complete a retraining or refresher program, or it may impose terms, conditions and/or limitations on your certificate of registration. You may also be required to undergo a peer and practice assessment once you are reinstated.
If you have been registered in the Inactive Class for more than two years, you should submit your reinstatement application well in advance of the intended employment start date.
For more information on the reinstatement process, view the Inactive Certificate of Registration and Reinstatement to the General Class Policy.
Applying for reinstatement