Renewal

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 practice permit by the annual June 30 deadline.

Before you begin:

CC credits and additional requirements are due annually on June 20. Items not received by June 20 will result in a $400 late fee. See step three below to confirm your requirements.

ACAC renewal tutorial

Members with conditional requirements: 
More information about conditional requirements can be found in step five. The deadline for electronic document submission is before midnight on June 20. All hard copy documents must be received at the ACAC office before 4 p.m. on June 18. If you require a letter of standing from another regulator, please note that processing times vary for different regulatory bodies. Please ensure that you request these documents with enough time to meet the submission deadlines as noted here. Failure to meet the submission deadlines will result in 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. If you are under inquiry or discipline with the ACAC or any other regulator, this applies to you. 


Members must self-report using the professional conduct forms. Supporting evidence (copy charges, hearing tribunal decisions, reports on regulatory history, etc.) will need to be submitted. PDF versions can be submitted directly to registrar@albertachiro.com or faxed to (780) 425-6583.

 

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: visit your members' centre

Log into your members' centre.


Step two: update contact information

Ensure your contact and clinic information is up to date. 

Step three: confirm requirements 

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

  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C. Click here if you have not yet met this requirement. 
  • Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct course (trauma-informed training). Click here if you have not yet met this requirement.
  • Mandatory Record-Keeping Course. Click here if you have not yet met this requirement. 
  • CC requirements. For this renewal year, you are required to have at least 48 CC hours. 

Step four: 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 five: conditional requirements 

Conditional requirements can be submitted to the ACAC in either electronic or hard copy format. The deadline for electronic document submission is before midnight on June 20. All hard copy documents must be received at the ACAC office before 4 p.m. on June 18. Failure to meet the submission deadlines as noted here will result in 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.
     
    • A letter of standing must be completed by your regulatory body and submitted directly to the ACAC, either in electronic or hard copy format. If you require a letter of standing from another regulator, please note that processing times vary for different regulatory bodies. The deadline for electronic document submission is before midnight on June 20. All hard copy documents must be received at the ACAC office before 4 p.m. on June 18. Please ensure that you request your letter(s) of standing with enough time to meet the submission deadlines as noted here. Failure to meet the submission deadlines as noted here will result in a $400 late fee.
     
  • 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.
     
    • A letter of standing must be completed by your regulatory body and submitted directly to the ACAC, either in electronic or hard copy format. If you require a letter of standing from another regulator, please note that processing times vary for different regulatory bodies. The deadline for electronic document submission is before midnight on June 20. All hard copy documents must be received at the ACAC office before 4 p.m. on June 18. Please ensure that you request your letter(s) of standing with enough time to meet the submission deadlines as noted here. Failure to meet the submission deadlines as noted here will result in a $400 late fee.
     
  • 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 six: malpractice insurance 

If you hold Professional Liability Protection (PLP) with a provider other than the CCPA, you will be required to provide proof of your current PLP policy to the ACAC if you have not already done so. You will need to upload proof of your PLP policy when completing your renewal, so please ensure you have a PDF copy of this document ready. Screenshots and other formats other than PDF will not be accepted. 
 

Step seven: 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 June 30, you will be assessed a $400 late fee.

You may also submit payment by cheque. Cheque payments must be received at the ACAC office before 4 p.m. on June 18. Cheques received after this deadline will be assessed a $400 late fee. A post mark of June 18 is not sufficient.

   Currently first year
 renewing as second year
 Currently second or third year
 renewing as third year
 ACAC dues   $2,430.35  $3,044.60 
 Research  $100   $100 
 CMCC  $75   $100 
   $2,605.35  $3,244.60

Step eight: 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.

Professional liability forms

You will encounter one of three PLP/PLI forms during your membership renewal. 

  • CCPA members
    If you are insured with the CCPA and have duly renewed your CCA and CCPA memberships as required, you will receive the following message. You will not be required to submit proof of your policy.  


  • Non-CCPA members, policy already provided to the ACAC
    If you are insured with an alternate provider and have already provided your renewed insurance policy to the ACAC, you will receive the following message. You will not be required to submit additional proof of your policy. 


  • Non-CCPA members, no policy provided to the ACAC
    If you are insured with an alternate provider and have not yet provided your renewed insurance policy to the ACAC, you will receive the following message. You will be required to submit proof of your policy in the form of a PDF attachment. 

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 June 30 of the current renewal year 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 are retiring or leaving practice in Alberta

If you decide not to renew your permit because you are retiring or leaving Alberta, you must change your status to non-practicing.
Applications for a change of status to non-practicing cannot be backdated and minimum of 10 business days notice is required.
Applications received after June 20 will not be processed.
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.