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 Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC), 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 CPSBC for further information and to make an application for registration.

 

College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
669 Howe Street, #300
Vancouver, BC
V6C 0B4
Tel: 604-733-7758
Fax: 604-733-3503
Website: www.cpsbc.ca

 

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

Please contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC for information on fees required.


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

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