The College has a number of requirements for registration that relate to the past and present conduct of the applicant. Your application to the College includes a conduct declaration section that requires you to answer “Yes” or “No” to the following questions:
- Are you the subject of a criminal offence or any offence related to the regulation of the practice of the profession?
- Have you ever been investigated or are you the subject of a current investigation involving an allegation of professional misconduct in relation to the profession or in another profession in Alberta or in another jurisdiction?
- Have you been a subject of a finding of professional misconduct or are you currently the subject of a proceeding involving an allegation of professional misconduct in relation to the profession or another health profession in Alberta or in another jurisdiction?
- Has a judgment in a civil action been brought against you relating to your practice?
- Have conditions ever been imposed on your practice permit or equivalent?
Guidelines for relevant documentation regarding unprofessional conduct
If you have declared “Yes” on your conduct declaration to any of the above questions, the College will follow up with you to request a personal, detailed overview or account of the unprofessional conduct or character in question. You may also be asked to provide any or all of the following documentation:
- An explanation, including efforts at rehabilitation or remediated actions taken
- A completed professional portfolio or resume detailing past work history, volunteer work, education and continuing education and professional development
- Reference letter(s) from past and current employers, professional colleagues and other sources, including individuals who knew you before and after the conduct
- Letter(s) of good standing from any other health authority, regulator or association
- If applicable, statements/reports from relevant persons, such as police officers, parole officers, probation officers, college registrars, victims and employers
- If applicable, relevant documents connected to the unprofessional conduct, which may include records, media reports, orders, pardons, probation orders or court documents including court transcripts and regulatory college files
- If applicable, criminal record check conducted no more than six months before the date of application
- Any other relevant documents that you may think necessary for the College to consider during review
If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact the College by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780.487.6130 or 1.800.282.2165.