Annual Renewal

2021 Renewal opens on September 1, 2021 and closes November 30 2021.

Participating in Annual Renewal is mandatory for all approved Health Care Aides on the Alberta HCA Directory.

Due to the postponement of annual renewal, all currently approved and active HCAs with a June 30, 2021 expiration date will have their expiration date extended. The Directory will manually update all June 30, 2021 expiration dates to November 30, 2021, on June 30, 2021.

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.

Video: How to Renew on the Alberta HCA Directory

What if an HCA does not have any information that has changed?

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?

HCAs must remain active on the Directory. The deadline to renew is November 30, 2021. After this date, the HCA will become inactive on the Directory and must reinstate. Reinstatement is when the HCA “re-applies” to the Directory by updating profile information. To reinstate, HCAs must provide two pieces of valid Government-issued ID – no exceptions.

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.

Why is there an expiry date on approved HCAs on the Directory?

Annual renewal is mandatory. HCAs must remain active on the Directory. The deadline to renew is November 30, 2021. After this, registration on the Directory will expire.

After December 1, 2021, HCAs who have not renewed will become inactive on the Directory and must reinstate.

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