The Annual Renewal is mandatory for all approved Health Care Aides on the Alberta HCA Directory.
During Renewal, HCAs are asked to review and update their profile on the Directory, including but not limited to their:
- contact information (name changes, address, phone number, email)
- information about their employer(s)
- any recently completed education
The Directory provides a central location for information about HCAs. The Directory also allows employers to make sure HCAs working in Alberta have the competencies necessary to provide safe, proficient care for patients and clients.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if an HCA does not have any information to change?
If an HCA does not have any information to update on the Renewal, they can proceed to the next section of the form and click “NEXT” to submit on Page 2.
What happens if an HCA does not renew?
Alberta Health has mandated all Health Care Aides (HCAs) working for a publicly funded employer must ensure continued enrolment on the Alberta HCA Directory. HCAs that choose not to renew will become inactive on the Directory and must reinstate. Reinstatement is when the HCA “re-applies” to the Directory by updating profile information. For more information on Reinstatement, please review the Reinstatement webpage.
Why is there a renewal process?
The Directory provides a central location for information about HCAs. Correct information on the Directory allows for workforce planning. The Directory also allows employers to make sure HCAs working in Alberta have the competencies necessary to provide safe, proficient care for patients and clients.
HCAs are required to confirm every year that they are continuing to work as an HCA in Alberta. Renewal also provides the HCAs with the opportunity to update their personal, employment and education information.
HCA identification documents and employer verification are not required during renewal.