Annual Renewal - Denturists

How do I renew?

Denturists must renew their registration annually. BCCOHP registration year runs from April 1 each year until March 31 the following year. 

The renewal period for the 2024-2025 year will open in February 2024. Please watch for more information regarding renewal by the end of January 2024.

Have questions? Please contact us.

Denturists must renew their registration annually. BCCOHP registration year runs from April 1 each year until March 31 the following year. 

The renewal period will open each February for the following year. The renewal process can be completed online by logging into your account, completing the forms and paying the annual fee by cheque, money order or bank draft.

Annual renewal is now open. You can renew your registration with the BC College of Oral Health Professionals by logging into your account.

You must submit your renewal application before March 31. Please ensure that the envelope for your renewal payment is postmarked on or before March 31 in order to meet the renewal deadline.

Have questions? Please contact us.

If you wish to change your registration to non-practising, please contact us

Reinstatement

Reinstatement after your registration has expired requires completion of a reinstatement application process and a reinstatement fee. You must meet the Quality Assurance requirements for continuing education and continuous practice. 

Please contact registration@oralhealthbc.ca for more information. 

If you wish to change your registration to non-practising, please contact us

Note: Please use a laptop or desktop computer as some applicants have experienced difficulties using a mobile device or tablet.

Annual renewal FAQs

Log in and payment

To renew your registration on the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP) website, please use the login button located in the top right corner and follow the online instructions. There will be several screens that you will move through before completion. Upon completion, an email confirmation will be sent to you, which will include an amount owing. 

On the login page, click “Forgot password? Click here.” Fill out the form to receive an email with a temporary password. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk or spam mailbox.  

If you do not receive an email there within 24 hours, please use the contact us page or call 672-202-0458 (toll-free: 1-866-329-7093) to get in touch. 

Clear your browser’s cache, and then try logging in again. Additionally, we recommend using the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. 
 
Still not working? Please call BCCOHP at 672-202-0458 (toll-free: 1-866-329-7093). 

Until the registration systems for oral health professionals are unified, cheques and bank drafts sent by mail are the only accepted payment methods for denturists. 

Please mail your cheque, money order or bank draft with the exact amount by March 31 to: 

BCCOHP 
110-1765 West 8th Avenue 
Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6 

Please ensure that your full name and registration number are clearly visible on the cheque for accurate processing. 

Note: You must complete and submit an online renewal before providing payment.   

BCCOHP does not accept payments by telephone, in cash, or those delivered in person. 

Renewing as a different registration category

If you are not planning to practice effective April 1, you have two options: 

  1. renew as non-practising, or 
  2. renew as resigned from register  

Non-practising 
As a non-practising denturist, you will not be permitted to practise denturism. You may apply to reinstate to a practising status any time. The reinstatement process does not require a new criminal record check. A denturist who holds non-practising status is not required to have active malpractice coverage. 

Note: Denturists may hold non-practising registration indefinitely but must meet the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) requirements to transfer back to practising. Denturists will also need to reactivate professional liability insurance coverage. Certificates/Letters of Standing from all jurisdictions a denturist currently hold/previously held registration(s) in may be required. 

If you want to reinstate from non-practising status to practising status, please email registration@oralhealthbc.ca.

Unrenewed Registration 
If you don’t renew, your registration will expire. If your registration expired and you wish to regain practising status, you must: 

  • meet BCCOHP’s QAP requirements
  • complete and submit an application to return to practice (see details below, based on how long your registration has lapsed)

If you have questions or require further information, please email registration@oralhealthbc.ca.

The non-practising registration category is for denturists who can hold a registration as a full denturist registrant or limited  registrant but do not plan to practise for a period of time. Non-practising denturists are not permitted to practise. 
 
Note: As a denturist, you may hold a non-practising status indefinitely. However, if you want to regain your practising status, you must meet BCCOHP’s quality assurance requirements.

If you are resigning your denturist registration, please send your notice of resignation to registration@oralhealthbc.ca.

Quality assurance

The QA program requirements include an annual completion of the following:   

  • QA checklist  
  • QA tool 
  • a minimum of 20 hours of approved professional development

In addition, QA program requirements include engaging in a minimum of 675 hours of denturism practice for every three years of active registration.  

The QAP cycle for denturists typically follows a one-year cycle and was previously in progress from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024. To comply with the BCCOHP bylaws that came into place upon amalgamation of oral health regulatory colleges, QAP cycles must align with the calendar year.  To adjust for this, the QAP cycle has been temporarily changed as follows:

  • One-time cycle extension: To transition to a calendar year basis, the current cycle is extended by nine months. The current QAP cycle will run from April 1, 2023, to December 31, 2024, (one year and nine months). This is a one-time extension, after which, the QAP cycle will resume on a standard one-year duration.

  • Additional credit requirement: Due to the nine-month extension, all denturists must fulfill 15 additional credits during this extended cycle (for a total of 35 credits) required between April 1, 2023, and December 31, 2024. This is a temporary modification for this extended cycle only.

  • No Quality Assurance (QA) submissions required at 2024/25 renewal: Due to the extension of the current cycle, the deadline for the 2023-2024 QA Checklist and QA Tool has also been extended to December 31, 2024, instead of March 31, 2024.

As of January 1, 2025, the QAP cycle will revert to its standard one-year period, running from January 1 to December 31, 2025, and will return to the previous 20 CE credit requirement.  

Please note, QAP requirements still include engaging in a minimum of 675 hours of denturism practice for every three years of active registration.

Quality Assurance requirements, including Continuing Education Credits, the QA Checklist and the QA Tool, are not required for the upcoming renewal deadline of March 31, 2024.

Corporations

To update information on your corporation, please complete the corporation section in the online renewal form. There will be a renewal fee per corporation. 

Permits are valid from the date of issue until the following March 31 and must be renewed for the next fiscal year starting on April 1.

You will be prompted to renew your HPC permit(s) at the conclusion of your renewal process and the appropriate fee(s) will be included on your invoice. 

Criminal Record Clearance

Registrants must undergo a CRC every five years. Registrants who are required to apply for a new CRC should have received a notice from BCCOHP with instructions on how to complete your criminal record check. If you are not sure when your CRC expires, please email registration@oralhealthbc.ca.  

Criminal record checks cannot be completed at a police or RCMP station and must be done online through the Criminal Records Review Program website using the access code provided by BCCOHP. 

Note: If your CRC is not current, your annual renewal will not be completed. 

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