CCO Policy on Considering Applications for Registration During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) adopted a temporary registration policy (Policy P-058) to accommodate applicants who were unable to write the May/June CCEB examinations and CCO Legislation and Ethics Examination during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This temporary policy addresses challenges resulting from the pandemic that prevented new graduates and other applicants from being able to complete the usual registration requirements.
CCO adopted this policy because it recognized:
- A compelling public interest in ensuring patients’ access to chiropractic services.
- The value of enabling applicants to keep their competence current at the crucial period of time between completing their education and beginning independent practice.
This policy states that a panel of the Registration Committee may offer specific accommodations to the applicant, during the COVID-19 pandemic only, where an applicant meets all of the other registration requirements.
This accommodation includes appropriate mentorship and guidance from a CCO member during a new graduate’s transition from completing their education to beginning their independent practice.
Please refer to CCO’s Policy P-058 (Policy on Considering Applications for Registration During the COVID-19 Pandemic) for a full description of this policy, including specific accommodations, as well as how to apply for it.
For all CCO updates and directives pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, please check its website at cco.on.ca
Please note, CCO will further review this temporary policy by December 1, 2020.