Our Associate Members

Reinstatement of Membership

Individuals who previously held practicing membership with the BCAK and allowed their membership to expire may apply for reinstatement rather than apply as a new member.

The main benefit of the reinstatement process is that your academic degree and course work will not be re-evaluated to assess whether they meet current entrance requirement standards, as these may have changed since your original application as a member. In addition you will not be required to resubmit official copies of all of your academic records and degree.

If sufficient time has passed such that we no longer have a record of your membership you will be required to provide unofficial copies of all your academic records along with documentation verifying previous membership. 

The application requirements for Moral Character and Professional Ethics and Standards will continue to apply. You can review these requirements here.

There are different reinstatement requirements depending on how much time has elapsed since your membership expired. The requirements are listed below.

Fewer than or equal to 5 years since expiry

General: You must provide reasonable proof you have maintained your knowledge and also kept up with changes and trends in the practice of kinesiology, in addition to demonstrating that you are of good moral character.

Specific Requirements

1. Continuing Education

You are required to provide evidence of completion of a minimum of 20 continuing education hours (credits) for each year (or portion thereof) since your membership expiry, less a 1 year (20) credit forgiveness. 

Sample Calculations:

If your membership expired less than 1 year (12 months) prior to your request for reinstatement you do not have to provide proof of any continuing education.

If your membership expired 4 years and 11 months prior to your request for reinstatement you will need to provide proof of 4 years (4+ years = 5 years - 1 year forgiveness)  at 20 credits (hours) per year for a total of 80 hours of continuing education, in accordance with the CESP guidelines.

2. Good Moral Character

You must pass a criminal records check See here for details

Greater than 5 years but fewer than or equal to 10 since expired

General: You must provide reasonable proof you have maintained your knowledge and also kept up with changes and trends in the practice of kinesiology, in addition to demonstrating that you are of good moral character.

Specific Requirements

1. Continuing Education

100 hours of continuing education through recognized kinesiology education sources within the previous 5 years related to the area in which you will practice, in accordance with the CESP guidelines.

Areas of practice are defined here.

 2. Good Moral Character

You must pass a criminal records check See here for details

 

 

Greater than 10 but less than or equal to 15 years since expired

General: You must provide reasonable proof you have maintained your knowledge and also kept up with changes and trends in the practice of kinesiology, in addition to demonstrating that you are of good moral character.

Specific Requirements

1. Continuing Education and/or academic knowledge

Core Competencies Qualifying Examination and/or continuing education requirement in accordance with the CESP guidelines.

  • 150 hours of continuing education through recognized kinesiology education sources within the previous 5 years related to the area in which you will practice, or 
  • 50 hours of continuing education through recognized kinesiology education sources within the previous 5 years, related to the area in which you will practice, along with satisfactory completion (65% min score) of the BCAK core competencies exam.

Areas of practice are defined here.

 2. Good Moral Character

You must pass a criminal records check See here for details

 

Greater than 15 but less than or equal to 20 year since expired

General: You must provide reasonable proof you have maintained your knowledge and also kept up with changes and trends in the practice of kinesiology, in addition to demonstrating that you are of good moral character.

Specific Requirements

1. Continuing Education and/or academic knowledge

Core Competencies Qualifying Examination and continuing education requirement in accordance with the CESP guidelines

  • Completion of the BCAK core competencies exam and continuing education 
  • Required satisfactory completion (65% min score) of the BCAK’s core competencies exam, plus an additional 100 hours of continuing education through recognized kinesiology education sources within the previous 5 years related to the area in which you will practice. Areas of practice are defined here.

 2. Good Moral Character

You must pass a criminal records check See here for details

20 or more years since expiry

Reinstatement more than 20 years after membership expiry is not available.

You will need to apply as a new applicant for membership and meet all of the current membership standards.

Please see Applying for Membership

 

Special Consideration and review by the board of directors will be permitted under the following circumstances

  1. You are currently and have continuously been employed as a professional educator/researcher in the field of kinesiology at a recognized post-secondary institution for a minimum of 3 years.
  2. You have completed a graduate degree in kinesiology, M.Sc. or Ph.D within the previous 3 years.
  3. You can provide proof that you have continually worked in the field of kinesiology since allowing your membership to expire, (continuing education and good moral character requirements will continue to apply).