Reinstatement Guide

​​​​In order to return to the practice of the early childhood education profession in Ontario, former members must have their Certificate of Registration re-issued to them. Reinstatement is one way a former member can have their Certificate of Registration re-issued.

Reinstatement is a condensed process for reinstating a Certificate of Registration. It means that former members do not have to re-apply and go through the full application process like a new applicant.

Since it is a condensed process, former members only have a three-year window in which they can apply for reinstatement. After that time, their only option is to re-apply to the College and go through the same process as new applicants. This approach is used to protect the public – when a former member is absent from membership and from the practise of the profession for a lengthier time, they must undergo an expanded process so the College can determine whether they meet current requirements for registration.

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Does the reinstatement process apply to my circumstances?
  • Eligibility and requirements for reinstatement vary depending on the reasons for why a former member no longer holds their Certificate of Registration with the College. ​Begin by selecting the scenario from the following table that applies to your circumstances.​​
My Certificate of Registration is currently…It has been…Therefore, I need to…
  • …suspended for failure to pay a fee or failure to provide information
  • less than three years since the date on which on my Certificate of Registration was suspended*
  • …revoked following suspension for failure to pay a fee or failure to provide information
  • …any amount of time since my Certificate of Registration was revoked
  • …re-apply for a Certificate of Registration following the application process here
  • …expired because I ceased to be eligible to work in Canada
  • …any amount of time since my Certificate of Registration expired
  • …re-apply for a Certificate of Registration following the application process here
  • …cancelled because I resigned as a member of the College
  • less than three years since the date on which I resigned*
  • three or more years since the date on which I resigned*
  • …re-apply for a Certificate of Registration following the application process here
  • …suspended or revoked by an order of the College's Discipline Committee or Fitness-to-Practise Committee
  • …any amount of time since my Certificate of Registration was suspended or revoked
  • contact the College's Professional Regulation Department for more information about reinstatement in these circumstances
  • …suspended or revoked for failure to comply with Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) program requirements
  • …any amount of time since my Certificate of Registration was suspended or revoked
  • contact the College's Professional Practice Department for more information about reinstatement in these circumstances
​​​*To find out the date on which your Certificate of Registration was suspended or cancelled, check the College's public register.

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