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The following information is for applicants to understand and interpret the application process. Information included below explains the timeline for applications and defines the various stages of progress for applications. The stages of the application process correspond with the application status that is visible in your portal profile: the definitions are also explained in your portal profile under Active Applications in the Applications pane.

Application Timeline

The average timeline to process an individual application from submitted to registered is 8 – 10 weeks.

The College’s Application Process

The application process progresses as follows:

Application Status Definitions

The current status of your application is found in your profile in the College’s portal and corresponds with the statuses explained below. These definitions generally summarize the various stages of the application process. The Summary line in the Active Applications section of your portal profile may give more specific detail as to the status of your application.

1. Draft

Your application status will be in draft when you initiate the application process. During this stage, you will be gathering the required documentation and preparing to submit your application to the College; your application is considered incomplete. Your application status will remain in draft if:

  • You have not gathered and submitted all required documentation
  • You have not paid the application fee
  • You have neither submitted your documentation nor paid the application fee

What you need to do to progress from this stage:

  1. Submit all documentation
  2. Pay your application fee

2. Submitted

Your application form and required documentation (excluding transcripts) have been submitted, your application and application fee has been received.

  • NWPTA or RSB applicants, documents have been supplied by your current regulatory bodies’ registrar.

What you need to do to progress from this stage:

  • Nothing. Your application status will not progress until all required documents have been received by the College.

3. Completed

Your transcripts have been received, reports and lead author declaration (if required) received, and references received. There is no further action from you, the applicant, until your application is either approved or declined.

What you need to do to progress from this stage:

  • Nothing. Your application status will not progress until it has been reviewed and either approved or declined

4. Reviewed

Your academic and credential requirements have been reviewed by staff and/or assessors:

  • Academics – Transcripts
  • Academics for ABTs & ABT in training – Certificate and/or proof of 200 hours
  • Credentials – Reports, communication example, reference, proof of competencies

What you need to do to progress from this stage:

  • Nothing. Your application status will not progress until it has been reviewed and either approved or declined

5a. Approved

Your application was approved, you must pay for and take the ethics course and exam within the time allocated. An e-mail will be sent to you with instructions on how to take the ethics course.

What you need to do to progress from this stage:

  • Pay for and complete the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct course and pass the exam

5b. Declined

Your application was declined. An e-mail and a letter will be sent to you informing you. The letter will provide details as to why (i.e. the deficiency(ies)), potential resolutions and a timeline (usually 6 months) if you wish to be reassessed upon resolving any deficiency(ies). You may also wish to consult Part 5, Division 4, section 5-12 of the College bylaws regarding a Review on the Record.

6. Trained

You have successfully passed the ethics course exam and this progress is updated in the College’s portal automatically.

What you need to do to progress from this stage:

  • Await notification from the College that your application is finished

7. Finished

Your application is finished, and registration fees are due. You will receive an email notification from the College.

What you need to do to progress from this stage:

  • Pay your registration dues

8. Registered

You are registered by College staff and may use the title/designation you applied for (e.g. RPBio, RBTech, ABT, in Training). Your name is added to the College register. Acceptance packages will be mailed to you and digital seals will available through your profile on the College’s portal. It may take two to three weeks to receive both.

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