If the Board of Examiners refuses to issue a certificate of registration to you, the Executive Director/ Registrar will inform you in writing and provide reasons with the Registrar’s proposal. In the cover letter of the Registrar’s proposal, you will be informed that you may Request a review of the Board of Examiners to refuse to issue a certificate of registration within 30 days of receipt of the Registrar’s proposal.
If you request a review, the review will be conducted by a Registration Appeals Committee. This may take several months before the Committee begins the review of your request. The length of time it takes for the Committee to render a decision depends on the unique circumstances of each individual’s application, additional information submitted on the review, and the Registrar’s proposal.
The Review Process
The request for the Registration Appeal Committee review must be made in writing to the Executive Director/ Registrar, who shall determine if the claim has merit and forward the request to the Registration Appeal Committee.
The Executive Director/ Registrar shall, within a reasonable time, provide the Registration Appeal Committee and the applicant with a copy of all records relating to the application in the possession of the College, subject to any lawful restrictions, and a copy of the written decision.
The Registration Appeal Committee shall determine the manner in which the review shall be conducted, which may include:
a. Hearing of the matter, where both parties have the opportunity to present evidence and to make oral submission.
b. Review of the written record together with written or oral submissions from the parties, as determined by the Registration Appeal Committee.
c. Such other procedure as the Registration Appeal Committee may determine.
In a review before the Registration Appeal Committee, the parties are the applicant and the College (through a representative appointed by the Executive Director/ Registrar). The Registration Appeal Committee may determine its own procedure and may:
a. Adjourn or postpone a proceeding from time to time.
b. Amend or permit the amendment of any document filed in connection with the proceedings.
c. Determine where a hearing is held.
d. Order pre-hearing procedures, including pre-hearing conferences that are held in private, and direct the times, dates and places of the hearing for those procedures.
e. Order that a hearing, parts of a hearing or pre-hearing conference be conducted using a means of telecommunication that permits the parties and the committee to communicate simultaneously.
f. Administer oaths and affirmations.
g. Receive and accept such evidence and information on oath, affidavit or otherwise as the Registration Appeal Committee in its discretion sees fit, whether admissible in a court of law or not.
At the conclusion of the review process, the Registration Appeal Committee shall make its decision within a reasonable time and shall render a written decision with its reasons within a reasonable time.
The decision of the Registration Appeal Committee is final.