Registration in Ontario

Individuals wishing to practise as a chiropodist in Ontario must be registered with the College of Chiropodists in accordance with the Chiropody Act, 1991 and its Regulations.

The following outlines the registration requirements in Ontario and summarizes the Registration, Examination and Fees Regulations under the Chiropody Act, 1991.

You may apply for registration in one of three classes:

  1. General
  2. Academic
  3. Educational

A General certificate of registration permits the registrant, pursuant to any terms, conditions and limitations, to practice the full scope of practice as outlined under the Chiropody Act.

An Academic certificate of registration may be granted only to those applicants who have an appointment to the faculty of a chiropody program in Ontario approved by the Council of the College. Holders of an Academic certificate of registration may not accept or charge a fee for patient services.

An Educational certificate of registration may be granted only to an applicant enrolled in a chiropody program in Ontario approved by the Council of the College, or engaged in supervised practice in Ontario in order to meet the educational requirements imposed by the Registration Committee to qualify for a General certificate of registration. Holders of an Educational certificate of registration may not accept or charge a fee for patient services.

Podiatry Registrants

As of July 1993, no new members will be registered in the podiatrist class. Any practitioner registering for the first time after July 31, 1993 will be registered as a chiropodist and must practise under the chiropody scope.