Registration as a Podiatrist in British Columbia

 

Any individual who wishes to practice the profession of podiatric medicine in the province of British Columbia must first be admitted and registered by the College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia (CPS-BC), pursuant to the BC Health Professions Act.  Registration with the CPS-BC must be renewed annually.

Some additional information is set out below.  Please note that this information is subject to change.  Please contact the CPS-BC for further information and to make an application for registration.

 

College of Podiatric Surgeons of BC
#101 - 850 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC
V7P 0A3

Tel: 604.986.0403
Fax: 604.986.0399
email: registrar@collegepodsbc.org

 

Registration Requirements:

 

A)         Documents Required[1]

     1)      An original, signed application for full registration in Form 2 (see CPS-BC Bylaws).

     2)      An original, completed statutory declaration in Form 3 (see CPS-BC Bylaws).

     3)      Proof of identity satisfactory to the CPS-BC Registration Committee.

     4)      Notarized proof of successful completion of required educational training.  

-     A DPM degree from a recognized program listed in CPS-BC Bylaw Schedule A,

OR

-     Equivalency to the above – subject to the discretion of the Registration Committee,

OR

-       For an applicant under the Agreement on Internal Trade Mutual Recognition Agreement (AIT MRA), the training required by the jurisdiction in which the applicant is currently registered.  [Note: currently this applies only to registrants of Alberta].

5)      Notarized proof of successful completion of required postgraduate training:

-     two years of accredited postgraduate training satisfactory to the Registration Committee,

OR

-     Equivalency to the above – subject to the discretion of the Registration Committee,

OR

-       For an applicant under the AIT MRA, the post-graduate training required (if any) by the jurisdiction in which the applicant is currently registered.  [Note: currently this applies only to registrants of Alberta].

6)      Notarized proof of successful completion of required occupational competency exams:

-     National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME) Parts I, II & III,

OR

-     For an applicant under the AIT MRA, proof of completion of the exams required (if any) by the jurisdiction in which the applicant is currently registered.  [Note: currently this applies only to registrants of Alberta].

7)      An original, certified and dated passport size photograph of the applicant taken within one year of the date of application to the CPS-BC.

8)      An original licensing and discipline report from the professional regulator in every jurisdiction in which the applicant has practised any health profession, dated within 60 days of the date of application to the CPS-BC.

9)      A current criminal record check under the BC Criminal Records Review Act (applicant submits authorization to the Criminal Records Review Branch which reports directly to the CPS-BC).

10)       An original, full and current criminal record check from every jurisdiction in which the applicant has practiced any health profession.

11)       Two signed, original and current references addressed to the CPS-BC from medical peers regarding the applicant’s character, conduct and general suitability to be registered in B.C.

12)       Notarized proof of Canadian citizenship/immigrant status – i.e. right to work in Canada.

13)       A passing mark on the CPS-BC jurisprudence examination.

14)       Notarized proof of professional liability insurance coverage.

 

B)         Fees Required

1)      Application fee: $600 F&NP; $600 T&E[2].  (prorated to the quarter year and subject to change)

2)      Jurisprudence exam fee: $200 initially, then $100 each for up to 2 rewrites.  (subject to change)

3)      Initial registration fee: $4100.   (prorated to the quarter year and subject to change)


[1]     All documents must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.

[2]     F= Full,  NP=NonPractising,  T=Temporary,  E=Educational/Student.