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Appealing College Registration Decisions

How to appeal a College registration decision

If the College denied your application, you can appeal the decision through the Registration Appeals Committee, an objective and impartial body made up of Council members. The fee is $99. You can also appeal any term, condition or limitation (TCL) imposed on your certificate when you were certified.

Please note that the Committee has no discretion to waive the successful completion of the Math Proficiency Test.

Timing

If you were denied certification, you have 60 days from the date of the Registrar’s letter to submit an appeal.

There is no deadline to appeal if you are a College member who has a TCL on your certificate. However, you must submit an appeal before your deadline to complete the TCLs.

The College will do its best to make a decision within 120 days of receiving your completed appeal. Find out more about the process.

Once your application has been received, the Registration Appeals Committee will send you copies of all the materials it will review. You will have 45 days to confirm the documentation is correct, and provide additional documents you feel may strengthen your case.

Make a presentation

The review process is usually based on reviewing the documents provided. However, you can ask to give an oral presentation to the committee. Download the instructions for filing a request and read the guidelines for oral presentations.

Request a hearing

If your appeal is turned down and you would like to pursue the matter further, you can request a hearing with the College.

Read the rules of procedure for hearings.

If, after a hearing, you are still not satisfied with the outcome, you can appeal to the Ontario Divisional Court.

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