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Requirements of Fellowship

By-Law 7.3.4
A person shall be eligible to apply for Fellowship who is a Full Member of the Society and who has met, in the opinion of the Board of the Academy, the requirements for Fellowship approved by the membership of the Academy. To remain a Fellow of the Academy, a person must pay annual membership dues and comply with the professional development program for the maintenance of competence.

 

What is reinstatement?

A return to status as a Fellow in Good Standing requires reinstatement into the Professional Development (PD) Program and compliance with the program. The process applies to Fellows who are:

1) restoring compliance following removal from the "List of Fellows"

2) returning from Emeritus status to active practice;

2) returning from a leave of abscence.

 

Definition of a Fellow in Good Standing

A Fellow in Good Standing has paid their society and Academy membership dues and is in compliance with the PD Program requirements (thus is on List of Fellows*).

A Fellow not in Good Standing is one who has not paid their membership dues and/or is not in compliance with the PD Program requirements.

*List of Fellows: List of FELLOWS OF THE ACADEMY who have complied with Maintenance of Competence (MOC) requirements for the most recent calendar year.
(https://www.cscc.ca/en/academy/fellowship/professional-development.htm)

If a Fellow is not in Good Standing for 3 consecutive years, the MOC will bring this to the attention of the CACB Board and recommend to the CACB Board that the Fellow be instructed not to use FCACB after their name. 

 

Reinstatement Process and Dues

Restoring compliance with the PD Program after removal from the "List of Fellows"

Applicants for reinstatement as a fellow in Good Standing must complete the Applciation Form for Reinstatement as a Fellow in Good Standing.

1) Complete the Application Form for Reinstatement and submit to CACB Head Office.

2) Once the application for reinstatement has been approved by the MOC and remaining past dues have been paid (see below), it will be reported to the CACB Board at its next meeting.

3) Re-entry into the Professional Development Program will require the following steps:

  • In the year of reinstatement, the member must meet the PD requirements. There will be a mandatory MOC audit of compliance for the immediate year.  Upon notification of maintenance of full compliance, the PD Program certificate will be issued, and the Fellow will be listed on the List of Fellows.
  • The member will also be audited in the second year and the thrid years.  Upon notification of maintenance of full compliance, the PD Program certificate will be issued, and the Fellow wil be listed on the List of Fellows.

Dues

Dues are required to be paid for all the years in which the member was non-compliant.

 

Return to Active Fellowship from Emeritus status

Once the application for reinstatement has been approved by the MOC, re-entry into the Professional Development Program will require the following steps:

1) In the first year of reinstatement, the member must meet the PD requirements.

2) The member will be audited in this year. Upon notification of maintenance of full compliance, the PD Program certificate will be issued.

3) Credits for previous years may be considered by the Head Office and Chair of the MOC Committee if specific consideration is required (e.g. PD certificate requested by employer). Submission of previous years’ credits shall be subject to payment of past dues and audit of credits.

Dues

For Fellows returning from Emeritus status, Academy dues apply in the year following the request.


Return to Active Fellowship After a Leave of Absence from Work

1) Head Office must be notified in advance of the leave of absence (sabbatical or any reasonable leave from practice), and the dates for the leave.

2) CACB Staff handle a leave of absence for parental leave. The Fellow does not have to submit PD credits for one year of the parental leave; as parental leave may span 2 years, the Fellow selects which year. This means that, while they do not receive a Certificate, they are not considered to be in poor standing for that year.

3) Other reasons are approved by the MOC.

Dues

Dues must be paid during the year (s) with a leave of ansence.