January 03, 2022

Important notice for applicants for registration, including 2022 graduating residents

If you plan to apply for registration and licensure to practise independently in British Columbia during the spring and summer of 2022, please note that the following timelines are in place due to the high volume of applications expected from graduating residents.

If you are a resident graduating from UBC:

  • Please apply on or after April 1, 2022.
  • You will receive information regarding the registration process directly from UBC and the College in early spring.
  • If you are not planning to practise in a hospital setting, you should plan to commence practice on or after July 1, 2022.
  • If you are planning to practise in a hospital setting, due to the availability of the documents required by your health authority for credentialing and privileging, you should plan to commence practice on or after July 7, 2022.

If you are a resident graduating from a university within Canada, other than UBC:

  • Please apply on or after April 1, 2022.
  • If you are not planning to practise in a hospital setting, you should plan to commence practice on or after July 1, 2022. Note: This date cannot be guaranteed as the College does not have access to the same information for non-UBC graduating residents as it does for UBC graduating residents.
  • If you are planning to practise in a hospital setting, due to the availability of the documents required by your health authority for credentialing and privileging, you should plan to commence practice on or after July 7, 2022.

If you are an applicant that is not a resident graduating from UBC or within Canada:

  • If you require registration and licensure for independent practice with an effective date between July 1, 2022 and August 15, 2022, you must submit your completed application prior to April 1, 2022. We suggest you apply by the beginning of March.