Renewal will open on April 1, 2021, and close June 30 2021.
The Directory provides a centralized location for information about HCAs and allows for the transferability of assessed core competencies among employers. Renewal is the time for all Health Care Aides (HCAs) to review and update any changed information on the Directory and ensure their profile has the most current information. We need the correct information on the Directory to ensure we are able to respond to workforce planning. HCAs can update their personal information, employer information and provide any new education obtained. Renewal is the time for all Health Care Aides (HCAs) to review and update any changed information on the Directory and ensure their profile has the most current information.
What if I don’t need to change any information?
Renewal is mandatory for all approved HCAs. All HCAs can log in to their Directory account, click on “Renew” and review their information. If you do not have any information to change, please proceed to the next section of the form and click “NEXT” to submit on Page 2.
What happens if a Health Care Aide does not renew?
The mandate is for HCAs to enrol on the Directory and remain active on the Directory. The deadline to renew is June 30, 2021, after which HCAs will be made inactive on the Directory and required to reinstate their application. Reinstatement is the process by which the HCA is to “re-apply” to the Directory using their current application form, they are required to provide two pieces of valid Government-issued ID, and exceptions will not be made in this case.
Why is there a renewal process?
HCAs are required to annually validate they want to continue to be on the Alberta HCA Directory as a HCA. HCAs renew by reviewing and updating their personal information, including their name, address and email. They are required to review and update their current employment information and provide any new employer(s). Renewal also provides the HCAs with the opportunity to add new 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?
All approved HCAs on the Directory have an expiry date of June 30, 2021; this is to facilitate a mandatory annual renewal of HCAs on the Directory, which will begin on April 1st 2021 and close on June 30, 2021. Any HCA that does not renew on the Directory by June 30, 2021, will be made Inactive on July 1, 2021.
Once renewal has closed all HCAs who renewed their application will have a new registration year of July 1, 2021, that will be valid for one year with a new expiry date of June 30, 2022.