Our Associate Members

Practicing Membership Details

Practicing Members meet the following criteria:

  1. have received a minimum of a four year degree in kinesiology from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada where the degree and institution meet the standard set by the Board, or have post secondary educational qualifications (Kinesiology, Human Kinetics or other degree & training) deemed by the Board to be equivalent to those degree programs indicated, and
  2. are employed and/or practice in British Columbia as a kinesiologist, or wish to become so employed or practice, and
  3. abide by the professional standards and continuing education requirements set by the Board, and
  4. are of good moral character.

For more information on the application process, please see the Applying for Membership page.

For more information on the next steps after your application is approved, please visit the Approved New Practicing Member page.

For more information on membership reinstatement please see the Reinstatement of Membership page.  

Application Fees

If you are a new applicant (or the allowable reinstatement period has expired) you will be required to pay an Application Processing Fee.

Application Processing Fee Table 

New Applicant Processing Fee (incl. GST)
If you completed University/College Education in BC1 $52.50
If you completed University/College Education outside of BC (either in part or in whole) 105.00
Reinstatement2 $105.00 

 

  1. Student members who apply for practicing membership will have student fees reimbursed, which essentially waives the application fee.
  2. Reinstatement fees are applicable for those returning within 3 years after having cancelled or allowed their membership to lapse (non-renewed). All others must apply as new applicants.

Membership Dues

Annual membership dues are $300 per year plus applicable taxes. 

New Member dues are prorated based on the month in which you join

Prorate Table

Join Month BCAK Fees Total (incl. GST)
January - March $300 $315.00
April - June $250 $262.50
July - September $200 $210.00
October - November* $150 $157.50

 *Persons joining in December will receive a 13-month membership, valid until December 31 of the following year and will be subject to the full annual dues. 

Please note: The membership fees listed above do not include insurance fees, CKA dues or any application/reinstatement fees that may be applicable.  

All membership and insurance fees are non-refundable and no mid-term cancellations are available. 

Membership Renewal

Annual membership renewal occurs during the month of December and is completed on-line through your MyBCAK account.

Practicing members are reminded they must meet the Continuing Education Standards Program (CESP) requirements in order to proceed with their membership renewal

Additional Fees 

  • Late Renewal Fee: A $50 late renewal fee will apply to those who renew after the December 31st deadline (between January 1st and January 31st).
  • Reinstatement Fee: After January 31, you will be required to complete a reinstatement process and pay a $100 reinstatement fee.

These fees are in place to encourage members to maintain continuity of membership and Professional (E&O) insurance coverage, as a lapse in insurance coverage could expose the member to an uninsured loss/claim.

Benefits

  • Professional Liability Insurance
    Low Cost Group Professional (Errors and Omissions-E&O) and Commercial General Liability (CGL) Insurance
  • Member Resources

Free or low-cost access to valuable resources including Physiotec Health and Fitness SoftwareBC Business All-Access PasseHealth Library, and the Human Kinetics Book of the Month

  • Networking
    Through events and the BCAK social networks
  • Advocacy
    Working together to raise awareness of the value of the profession
  • Job Postings
    Employers looking specifically for kinesiologists
  • Newsletters and eBulletins
    Keeping you informed on important industry and government information
  • Continuing Education
    Live events, webinars and online resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I reinstate my practicing membership if I allowed it to lapse?

Reinstatement

The BCAK permits previous practicing members who were in good standing with the association at the time their membership expired (lapsed). The requirements vary and depend on how long it has been since you previously held membership. Details can be found here. Please review the requirements prior to initiating the process and paying any related fees.

There is a reinstatement fee of $100 + GST on top of current membership fees, to cover the cost of retrieving your information from the archives and reestablishing your membership account. 

To reinstate with the association, you can initiate the process by logging into the BCAK website under your "MyBCAK". When you go to renew your membership, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee.

Please note: If you considering short term retirement and have insurance through the BCAK group provider such as temporary illness or maternity leave that will last more than one but less than 5 years, you must contact the group insurance provider (Prolink) and notify them of your temporary retirement to ensure that you are covered for any claims that may arise while you do not hold valid insurance and are not an active Practicing member.

In accordance with the personal information protection act of BC (PIPA-BC), the BCAK does not retain personal information for extended periods of time after it has served its initial purpose. If you are requesting reinstatement more than 5 years after your membership expired you may be required to resubmit unofficial copies of your documentation including your degree and transcripts. If more than 20 years has elapsed since you were last a member you will be required to reapply and meet all the current requirements for membership as of the date of application. 

What does it mean when it says I must be of "Good Moral Character"?

Good Moral Character

The BCAK's membership bylaws require that all members be of good moral character. (This went into effect in July of 2015)

Good moral character is established in two ways.

1-Oath of Membership

All new & renewing members must complete an "Oath of Membership" whereby they agree to abide by the associations professional practice standards, ethics policy and scope of practice. As a member you are agreeing to be virtuous and consistently demonstrate high moral standards, such as honesty, respect, dignity, empathy and fortitude in their professional capacity.

2- Criminal Records Check

All new Practicing and Non-Practicing applicants for membership are required to submit to a Criminal Records Check through the Province of British Columbia's Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP), which may also be completed at their local police detachment, to verify they have not been convicted of any offenses that are contradictory to their professional standing in society. The offenses reviewed include both "vulnerable people" and "vulnerable adults", and can be reviewed here.

Applicants whose criminal records review suggests they present a risk of physical or sexual abuse to children or a risk of physical, sexual or financial abuse to vulnerable adults will be denied membership unless they have received a Pardon for any convictions. 

What is the Find-A-Kin Directory?

Find-A-Kinesiologist or "Find-A-Kin" is a publicly available service directory provided by the association which allows Practicing Members to publicly list and promote their professional business practice details. This information can be searched by members of the public on the BCAK website, who are looking for kinesiology services. 

The BCAK regularly receives calls from the general public seeking kinesiologists located in a specific region or with a particular specialization. The Find-A-Kin directory helps meet the public demand to connect with kinesiologists. 

Please remember that the information entered into the Find-A-Kin Profile will be publically accessible as it is a searchable directory. Having your professional business information shown on the directory is optional and you must opt in.

To add your information to the Find-A-Kin directory, login to your "MyBCAK" account using the link located in the top right hand corner of the webpage. Once you have logged in, you will be presented with a dropdown menu, navigate to "Find-A-Kin Profile Information" to input/edit your details and activate/deactivate your listing in the directory. 

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