Suitability ReviewIf you are considering doing a suitability review application, please read the Good Character Policy - Licensing and the Good Character Guide for Sutability Review Applicants (PDF) before beginning the application.
A suitability review is a process to determine if an event that occurred in an individual’s past makes them unsuitable for licensing.
You may request a suitability review to avoid investing in pre-licensing education only to have your licence application refused because of something in your past (criminal record, discipline, etc). There is a $200 non-refundable fee for a suitability review.
You can request a suitability review through the myRECA system. Visit www.myreca.ca and follow the instructions to Create an Account. For more information on Creating an Account, logging in and requesting a Suitability Review, review the myRECA tutorials.
Suitability issues can include whether you:
- have been disciplined by a professional association; professional or occupational body, or any other regulatory body.
- have withdrawn, received a lifetime ban or had any licence, registration, or authorization suspended, cancelled or revoked by any regulatory body.
- have been fined, sanctioned or disciplined by any professional, occupational or trade association or any other regulatory body.
- are the subject of an investigation or any kind of review by any professional, occupational or trade association or by any other regulatory body.
- have been or are the subject of a judgment or order related to misrepresentation, theft, fraud, breach of trust or the provision of products or services.
- are the defendant in any active civil proceedings where the statement of claim alleges misrepresentation, theft, fraud or breach of trust or where the civil proceeding is in relation to the provision of product or services.
- have been or are the subject of bankruptcy, insolvency or receivership proceedings.
- have been or are the subject of a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings.
- have been charged with a criminal offence.
- have participated in the Alternative Measures Program.
- have been found guilty or convicted of any offence under any law of any jurisdiction (excluding provincial or municipal highway offences).
As part of your suitability review application, you will have to upload supporting documentation (eg. police report, sentencing report, disciplinary documents).
If you have a criminal record, the suitability review may take the following things into consideration:
- the nature and seriousness of the crimes for which you were found guilty;
- your age at the time the crimes were committed;
- the length of time elapsed since you were found guilty of committing a criminal offence;
- a history of acts or conduct substantively related to the qualifications, functions or duties of an industry professional;
- the potential for endangerment to the public; and,
- whether or not you has have taken efforts to rehabilitate yourself.
RECA will notify you when the executive director has completed the suitability review. The executive director’s decision is not eligible for further review or appeal.
Please contact an Information Officer for more information on applying for a suitability review.