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CHO Registration Guide -- download it here.

Detailed policies describing registration requirements can be found here.

The following are requirements for all applicants who are eligible for registration in Full class.
DO NOT complete/submit these requirements until eligibility for Full class registration has been determined.

Individual Assessment
For details, go to the IA page.

Jurisprudence Course
For details, go to the Jurisprudence page.

Criminal Background Check
Download Fact Sheet with Q&A here.
Download related policy here.

Applicants and Registrants are expected to adhere to values shared by society and the profession and not have demonstrated conduct that would make them unsuitable to practise and present a risk to public safety. Applicants must provide:

1. A criminal background check;

2. Declarations regarding character including:

  • Registration with other regulated professions, in and outside of Ontario; 
  • Prior findings of professional misconduct, incapacity or incompetence, regardless of profession or jurisdiction; 
  • Any other items that may affect the ability to practise safely; and
  • Information related to any unsuccessful attempts to register with a regulatory body.

The College expects both applicants and Registrants to act honestly and with integrity. While sensitive, this important information must be disclosed to the College as part of the application process. The intent is to have all potentially relevant matters reported so that the College can then evaluate their significance. It may be that even though there has been an event in the past, it no longer reflects significantly on the suitability of the applicant to become a Registrant of the College. Factors such as the nature of the event, how long ago it occurred, and the applicant’s growth/reformation since then are taken into consideration. The primary issue is the current competence and character of the applicant. Reporting requirements apply whether the event took place in Ontario or another jurisdiction.

After receiving the Criminal Background Check and the declaration regarding character, the College will notify the applicant if the information requires review by the Registration Committee. 

Proof of Professional Liability Insurance
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Download related policy here.

In order to be registered, each applicant must provide proof of professional liability insurance to the College. This must include the policy number, the name of the insured (which must match the name of the applicant), the address of the insured, the policy period and coverage details.

Minimum requirements include:

  • $ 1,000,000 per occurrence
  • Annual aggregate coverage of no less than $ 2,000,000
  • A deductible of no more than $ 1,000 per occurrence
  • Run-off coverage (sometimes called enduring or tail coverage) for a minimum of three years
  • Provision by an insurer licensed with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Canada or a body outside of Ontario that the Registrar considers substantially equivalent to the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Healthcare Provider CPR and Standard First Aid
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The public interest is served if Registrants have the ability to provide CPR and first aid in case of an emergency. Applicants must show proof of certification when they submit their application and Registrants must maintain certification at all times. Acceptable programs are those approved by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Initial courses in both CPR and first aid are generally two days in length, while renewal courses are typically one day.

Language Assessment
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In order to be registered, each applicant must declare reasonable fluency in French or English or provide proof of reasonable fluency in English or French achieved through a language assessment. This requirement is necessary to ensure that Registrants have the ability to communicate with their patients and other healthcare professionals in Ontario.

  • Applicants whose first language is English or French or who currently speak, read and write English or French as a primary language will be considered to have met this requirement and can declare this on their application form.
  • Applicants who have obtained post-secondary education taught in English or French will be considered to have met this requirement and can declare this on their application form.
  • Those for whom the two categories above do not apply must submit proof of reasonable fluency achieved through a language assessment that meets the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks minimum level 7.

Download related policy here.

All registration related documents being submitted with the application must be notarized photocopies with the exception of the Jurisprudence Course certificate of completion, proof of successful completion of the Individual Assessment, and professional liability insurance, which may be photocopies. The Criminal Background Check must be the original. Requiring notarization of documents provides assurance to the College that the originals and photocopies have been reviewed and that the photocopy is an authentic reproduction of the unaltered original.

In addition to the notarized photocopies, Form E – Statutory Declaration must be notarized. This provides assurance to the College that the declarations in the application and signature are those of the applicant.

In Ontario, Notary Public is a position appointed by the Ministry of Government Services. To find a Notary Public, search online or in the Yellow Pages.  If you wish to use a lawyer to notarize documents, please ensure that he or she is a Notary Public, as not all lawyers have this designation.

Applicants from outside of Ontario may use an individual with the legal authority within their jurisdiction to notarize the documents.

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