Licence renewal

What is licence renewal?

All registrants of the College must complete the Annual Licence Renewal Form (ALRF) and pay a renewal fee each year.

The College expects the registrant to complete the licence renewal process personally. It is not acceptable for registrants to ask a medical office assistant, spouse or partner to complete the form on their behalf.

Registrants who neglect to renew their licence by the February 28/29 deadline are subject to penalties and may have their registration suspended. Physicians cannot practise medicine, prescribe or charge for services rendered without being registered with the College.

Learn more about registration and licensing in BC

Important dates to note

January 1 Start of annual licence renewal season
February 28/29 Deadline to complete the Annual Licence Renewal Form and payment of fees
March 1 Penalties applied for late licence renewal or late payment of fees
April 1 Suspension for non-renewal of licensure or non-payment of fees