Reported Minor Offences

First approved: April 2011

Revised: November 2016

Reviewed: November 2016


As of December 2010, all applicants are required to declare that their past and present conduct demonstrates they are of good character.


Policy

An applicant who reports an offence deemed to be minor but who otherwise meets all registration requirements will be granted a certificate of registration, at the discretion of College staff, provided the circumstances related to the matter do not provide any doubt as to the applicant’s suitability to become a member of the College.


Process

An applicant who has reported in their online application or on a Declaration of Good Character a finding of guilt, or that he or she is the subject of a current proceeding, for any offence will be asked to provide additional information. College staff will review the application and supporting material, and decide whether this policy can be applied. The applicant will be notified of the outcome within five to 10 business days.


Decision Criteria

This policy is only applicable where the offence which the applicant has committed or been charged with:

  1. Relates to a matter which, if convicted, could not result in imprisonment; and
  2. Is, in the opinion of the Registrar, not relevant to the suitability of the applicant to become a member of the College.

Possible Outcomes

Offence deemed to be minor

The applicant will be granted a certificate of registration, and a notation that this policy was applied will be recorded on the applicant’s file.

Offence not deemed to be minor

The application will be referred to a panel of the Registration Committee for consideration of the suitability of the applicant to become a member of the College.