Returning to practice

Reactivating licence to practice

Registrants should email the College approximately six weeks prior to their intended start date of practice in BC to obtain a list of requirements to reactivate their licence.

Email the College for the list of requirements

Prior to returning to active practice, registrants must reach out to the health monitoring department to discuss their specific requirements, diagnosis and scope of practice.

Learn more about returning to work after illness

Former registrants and those who have limited their practice wishing to return to full, active practice are advised to email the College for the requirements to reactivate their licence or broaden their scope of practice.

Email the College for the list of requirements

Clinical currency requirement

Minimum 960 hours in the past three years

Registrants taking time away from practice should consider their clinical currency. Physicians registered and licensed by the College for independent practice are considered current for clinical practice when they have practised within their scope of their certified training and recent experience for at least 24 weeks in the preceding three years.

Research, teaching, administration and medical regulation do not constitute clinical practice.

Learn more about clinical currency

Continuing professional development requirements

Registrants are expected to comply with section 2-5 of the Bylaws by being enrolled in the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Collège des médecins du Québec’s continuing professional development programs.

Learn more about continuing competency requirements