Resignation is the process by which members cancel their membership with the College because they are leaving the practice of the profession in Ontario. Members may leave the profession for a temporary, short period of time (e.g., parental leave) or may leave permanently (e.g., moving to another jurisdiction outside of Ontario, etc.).
Important: Membership cannot be put on hold or postponed. A person is either a member or not. Registration statuses can only be "current", "suspended", "cancelled", "resigned", or "revoked".
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Members who are preparing to leave the practice of the profession in Ontario need to decide whether to maintain their membership with the College or resign. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when making a decision.
If you choose to maintain membership and not resign, you will be required to fulfill all of the obligations of your membership, including but not limited to:
As long as you continue to fulfill all obligations as required, you can maintain your membership with the College. The
public register will show your registration status as being current.
If you fail to fulfill any obligations as required (e.g., you let your renewal lapse), your Certificate of Registration will be suspended and eventually revoked. Your profile on the
public register will be updated with these statuses.
If you choose to resign, you must follow the procedures outlined on this web page. When your resignation takes effect, you will
not be allowed to practise the profession in Ontario or refer to yourself using the protected titles and designations.
I want to resign but there is an outstanding matter regarding my conduct on file with the College. Can I resign?
There is one requirement for requesting resignation from the College:
Are you completing the correct version of the Request for Membership Resignation Form?
You can complete the Request for Membership Resignation Form electronically or in writing. Click on the headings below for steps to complete the form electronically or in writing.
There are three sections of the
Request for Membership Resignation Form. All sections of the form must be completed in full in order for the College to process your request for resignation. Click on the headings below for instructions about how to complete each section of the form.
In Section 1 of the
Request for Membership Resignation Form you must provide the following general information.
The purpose of Section 2 of the
Request for Membership Resignation Form is to confirm that you understand certain obligations you will have as a former member of the College once your request for resignation is processed by the College and takes effect.
In Section 3 of the
Request for Membership Resignation Form you must provide consent and confirm your request for resignation by checking the box for this statement.
To submit your request for resignation:
Are you submitting your resignation request by email? If yes, note that:
When the College receives your
Request for Membership Resignation Form the College will:
Once all of the above steps are complete, the College will issue you a letter confirming your resignation.
There are two ways by which former members who resigned can return to the practice of the profession in Ontario in the future.
To determine which path applies to your circumstances, see the table on the
If you have questions about resignation that were not answered in the information above, contact the College by telephone or e-mail.