Renewal

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming annual membership renewal will now take place from June 9 to September 30. The Health Professions Act requires that all members renew their practice permit annually. Here’s what you need to know to ensure you can renew your registration by the September 30, 2020 deadline to avoid late fees of $400, and possible suspension or cancellation, that results in an additional $300 registration fee.

Before you begin:

You are required to have complete the Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct course (trauma-informed training). Members are required to complete this training and submit their certificates to the ACAC by June 30, 2020. 

Please note: Proof of completion of 24 CC credits and Standard First Aid with CPR-C is not required for the upcoming annual membership renewal. 
With the understanding that many members had plans to attend in-person continuing competence and/or Standard First Aid with CPR-C seminars that have been postponed or cancelled, Council is temporarily extending the CC cycle to two years. 
  • 48 CC credits must be earned and certificates submitted by June 20, 2021. To be valid, certificates must be issued between July 1, 2019 and June 20, 2021.

  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C must also be completed with certificates submitted by June 20, 2021.

  • All CC certificates that have already been submitted since July 1, 2019, apply to this two-year cycle. The ACAC will continue to receive and record CC certificates to your member profile. The hours recorded will be applicable to the next renewal period. 

ACAC renewal tutorial

Members with conditional requirements: 
More information about conditional requirements can be found in step six. All conditional requirements, malpractice confirmation and cheque payments will need to be submitted to the ACAC by September 17, 2020. A post mark of September 17, 2020 is not sufficient. If the cheque is not received in the ACAC by this date and you have indicated that you are paying by cheque, you will be assessed a late fee to complete renewal.  

Please note that if you require a letter of standing, processing times may vary for different regulatory bodies. Ensure you request these documents with enough time to meet the deadline or you will be assessed a $400 late fee. 


Conditional requirements include:

  • Professional licensing history if you currently hold, or have held over the past renewal year, a chiropractic license in another jurisdiction outside of Alberta.

  • Professional licensing history if you currently hold, or have held over the past renewal year, a license with another regulated health profession outside of chiropractic. 

  • Professional conduct history reporting unprofessional conduct findings and/or professional negligence over the past renewal year.

 

To begin the renewal process:

To begin the renewal process, click the orange "Renew Your Registration" button located on the left-hand side of your members' centre. In order to complete renewal, you must fill out your renewal forms and submit payment for your renewal fees.

Do not click the "Proceed to Pay" button located under "My Current Charges." This button will allow you to pay your fees but not complete your renewal forms, so your renewal will still be incomplete.

Summary of all requirements

The following renewal obligations as per ACAC Administrative Policies 1.5 Annual Membership Renewal, 2.2 Standard First Aid with CPR-C with AED, and 2.5 Continuing Competence Credits are required to complete the renewal process:

Step one: password reset

Reset your password if you haven't already.


Step two: visit your members' centre

Log into your members' centre.


Step three: update contact information

Ensure your contact and clinic information is up to date. 

Step four: confirm requirements 

In the “Continuing Competence” tab in your members’ centre, please confirm your requirements have been met for the following:

  • Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct course (trauma-informed training)

  • Click here if you have not met this requirement.
     

Step five: complete renewal forms

Click “Renew your Registration” in your members’ centre to complete your online renewal forms.  

Do not click the "Proceed to Pay" button located under "My Current Charges." This button will allow you to pay your fees but not complete your renewal forms, so your renewal will still be incomplete.
 

Step six: conditional requirements 

Processing times for other regulatory bodies varies and can take upwards of 90 days. Please ensure you request these documents with enough time to meet the September 17, 2020 submission deadline or you will be assessed a $400 late fee.

Conditional requirements include:

  • Professional licensing history if you currently hold, or have ever held, a chiropractic license in another jurisdiction outside of Alberta.
     
    • A letter of standing must be completed by your regulatory body and submitted directly to the ACAC. The letter must be an original copy only and must be submitted via mail. Emails, faxes or copies will not be accepted.
     
  • Professional licensing history if you currently hold, or have ever held, a license with another regulated health profession outside of chiropractic.
     
    • A letter of standing must be completed by your regulatory body and submitted directly to the ACAC. The letter must be an original copy only and must be submitted via mail. Emails, faxes or copies will not be accepted.
     
  • Professional conduct history reporting unprofessional conduct findings and/or professional negligence over the past renewal year.
     
  • Criminal history reporting, criminal charges, or convictions over the past renewal year.

Step seven: malpractice insurance 

Provide proof of your Professional Liability Protection (PLP) if your coverage is not with the CCPA. You will need to upload proof of your PLP while you are completing your renewal, so ensure you have a PDF of this document ready. Screenshots and other formats other than PDF will not be accepted.  
 

Step eight: pay dues 

Pay the applicable fees and dues. One form of credit card payment is accepted by either Mastercard or Visa (payment cannot be split between two cards). If you are unable to meet any one of the requirements in the steps above, your renewal will be marked incomplete. If your renewal is not completed by September 30, 2020, you will be assessed a $400 late fee.
You may also submit payment by cheque. Cheque payments must be received by September 17, 2020. A post mark of September 17 is not sufficient. If the cheque is not received in the ACAC office by this date, and you have indicated that you are paying by cheque, you will be assessed a late fee to complete renewal.

If you are unable to meet any one of the requirements in the steps above, your renewal will be marked incomplete. If your renewal is not completed by September 30, 2020, you will be assessed a $400 late fee.

Recognizing the extraordinary circumstances created by the pandemic, Council has approved an additional relief measure; a one-time 10 per cent discount for the 2020/2021 renewal year. To receive the discount, members must fully complete renewal by September 30, 2020.

   Currently first year
 renewing as second year
 Currently second or third year
 renewing as third year
 Currently existing senior
 renewing as senior 
 ACAC dues   $2,430.35  $3,044.60   $2,430.35 
 10% one-time discount  -$243.04  -$304.46  -$243.04
 Research  $100   $100   $100 
 CMCC  $75   $100   $75 
   $2,362.31  $2,940.14  $2,362.31

Step nine: print your documents

After you have completed renewal, it is a good idea to print your practice permit and receipts for your records. These will be found on your members’ centre under “Receipts” and “Permits”. Your practice permit will be available three to five business days after you complete the renewal process.

Your professional duty

The ACAC strongly recommends that members complete their own renewal and do not assign it to their office assistants.
Personal declarations are a required part of renewal and it's essential that information reported is true and accurate. 

Late fees

If you do not meet the renewal requirements by September 30, 2020, you will be assessed a $400 late fee.
As per ACAC Bylaw 9.2 Applications for Practice Permit Renewal, you will be granted five additional business days to submit any outstanding requirements and to pay the late fee.
If the requirements are not received within the five business days, your practice permit will immediately be suspended. You cannot treat patients without a valid practice permit.
All renewal obligations, including payment of the $400 late fee and a $300 reactivation fee, will be required to reinstate your practice permit.
ACAC staff are available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday to help you with your questions related to renewal.

Technical specifications

For the best user experience, online renewal should be completed using a desktop or laptop computer. The ACAC does not recommend using a tablet or smartphone to renew.
The ACAC is not responsible for technology issues beyond its control.

If you do not plan on renewing your permit

If you decide not to renew your permit, you must change your status to non-practicing by September 17, 2020.
Please allow us 10 business days to process your change in status application.
For more information on how to change your member status to non-practicing or researcher status, please visit the changing member status section on our website.
Letting your practice permit lapse without changing your status will make you a member not in good standing.
This will also complicate your licensure in any jurisdiction including Alberta if you choose to reactivate at a later date.