The purpose of Section 8 of the Membership Renewal Form is to confirm that you understand certain obligations you have as a member of the College.a) Holding a Certificate of Registration – Only members of the College who hold a Certificate of Registration in good standing can practise the profession in Ontario. It is against the law for any person to practise, or to hold themselves out, as an ECE in Ontario without holding a Certificate of Registration in good standing with the College. Individuals who are convicted of this offence can face significant fines and court orders.b) Using protected titles – Only members of the College who hold a Certificate of Registration in good standing can use the protected titles and designations “early childhood educator” (ECE) or “registered early childhood educator” (RECE), or their French equivalents. It is against the law for any person to use any of these protected titles and designations without holding a Certificate of Registration in good standing with the College.
For more information on this topic, see the College’s Professional Advisory on the Use of Titles 2012.
c) Providing additional information – When the College reviews your Membership Renewal Form and any supporting documents that you submit with the form, the College will determine whether additional information is needed. If additional information is needed, the College will contact you by e-mail or letter (depending on the nature of the circumstances) with a request for that additional information and supporting documents.d) Providing updates to the College when there is a change in information – Your circumstances may change during the year, which may result in a change to the information you provide to the College. If any changes arise to the information you provide on your Membership Renewal Form (such as changes to your name, contact information, or eligibility to work in Canada), you are required to notify the College within 30 days of that change of information. To notify the College of any changes to your information, complete and submit the Change of Information Form.This section also asks you to confirm that you: