Renewal is now CLOSED.
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.
The Directory requires renewal as planned on April 1, 2020. We understand the concerns raised due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, we need the correct information on the Directory to ensure we are able to respond to workforce planning during this time. The Directory provides a centralized location for information about HCAs and allows for the transferability of assessed core competencies among employers.
HCAs are able to update any changed personal information, employer information and provide any new education obtained. We appreciate all that you do for the health care system and we want to continue to recognize your contributions.
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. There is no fee for renewal. 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. Renewal will start April 1, 2020, and close June 30, 2020.
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, 2020; this is to facilitate a mandatory annual renewal of HCAs on the Directory, which will begin on April 1st and close June 30, 2020. Any HCA that does not renew on the Directory by June 30, 2020, will be made Inactive on July 1, 2020.
After June 30, 2020, new expiry date of June 30, 2021, will be applied to all renewed applications.
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, 2020, 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.
External Links & References
- Recognized HCA Programs Approved Schools List
- Competency Assessment Profile (CAP) Tool
- Continuing Care Health Service Standards, 2018.
- Alberta HCA Directory Frequently Asked Question
- Alberta HCA Directory Login
- Alberta HCA Directory Renewal Video
- Alberta HCA Directory Renewal Checklist
- Download HCA Transcript Request form