Graduate of an HCA program in Canada (or HCA Equivalent)

Application Process

  • For applicants who DO NOT meet the requirements of the Expedited Pathway
  • For applicants who choose the Competency Assessment Pathway over the Out of Province Expedited Pathway

Submit Online Application

1. Proof of training from your Educational Institution(s)

You will need to provide proof of your health care education and training by uploading one of these documents:

  • Certificate
  • Official Transcript

2. Change of Name - Official Documentation (If applicable)

If the name on your documents does not match the name on your application, please upload official proof of your name change:

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Certificate of Name Change

How to apply for a legal change of name  (British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency website)

3. After you submit your initial application:

i) Within 10 business days, the Registry will contact you regarding your application. 

ii) Qualified applicants will be provided with an HCA Competency Assessment Referral Consent Form to complete, sign and return to the Registry. 

iii) After you send the Referral Consent Form back to the Registry, we will provide your contact information to Inspire Global Assessments/Inspire Évaluations Mondiales (Inspire Global Assessments), formerly known as the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS).  Inspire Global Assessments will email you instructions on next steps (such as scheduling and payment of fees) in approximately 15 business days.  For further information, visit their website: 

iv) After you take the HCA assessment, Inspire Global Assessments will send your Performance Report to you within 60 days. After a 15-day reconsideration period, Inspire Global Assessments releases your Report to the Registry. For the Registry to get your report sooner, you have the option of waiving the 15-day reconsideration period.  

vii) After the Registry receives your Performance Report from Inspire Global Assessments, the Registry will review it and contact you within 15 business days.    Depending on your results, you may be required to complete remedial education to address undemonstrated competencies prior to registration.  If there are no undemonstrated competencies on your report, you will be directly registered.


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