Suspend and/or Reactivate your Membership
Suspensions and Reactivation Policy for QCA Members
QCA has developed a process to enable members to choose to suspend their membership and to reactivate within a five year period if they wish to return to QCA. The option of reactivating within five years is also automatically extended to Members who do not complete their QCA renewals at the normal renewal time.
From time to time, practitioners let their membership go, either because they were not able to meet the annual PD and supervision requirements, or simply because they did not get their renewal paper work ready on time.
Given that QCA holds the documentation relating to the original membership application, it is not necessary to apply from scratch if you wish to reactivate your QCA membership.
The suspension and reactivation process makes it very easy for practitioners to return to QCA membership when your circumstances change, without having to reapply.
Reactivation applications must be made within 5 years of the membership being suspended. There is a fee to be paid at the time of reactivating a suspended membership.
How to suspend your QCA membership
QCA Members in practicing membership categories and other QCA members may apply to suspend their membership for up to five years in the following circumstances:
- You have not met QCA’s annual membership renewal requirements
- You are experiencing financial difficulties and therefore cannot continue your membership
To suspend your QCA membership for up to five years, please complete the application form and send to the QCA Office or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to suspend your membership you are no longer listed on the QCA Register and are not endorsed by QCA to practice. You cannot represent yourself as a QCA Member or use the QCA logo or post-nominal.
How to reactivate your QCA membership
You can reactivate your QCA membership at any time within five years of it being suspended.
There is no need to provide proof of CPD or supervision completed while your membership was suspended. However, you will be required to commit to complete QCA’s annual renewal requirements for supervision and Continuing Professional Development as a condition of reactivating your membership . For details of the requirements, see the Renewal Requirements page at the QCA website.
To apply to reactivate your membership, please follow this simple process:
- Complete the QCA Reactivation Application Form and pay the Application Fee
- Provide proof of:
- current professional indemnity insurance
- Complete declarations that you agree to:
- meet QCA’s membership requirements
- abide by the QCA Code of Ethics and Constitution
- undertake the annual requirements for supervision and Continuing Professional Development
Insurance cover when your membership is suspended
Individual QCA Members are advised that you are not eligible to access QCA’s preferential rates for professional indemnity insurance when your membership is suspended.
If you intend to continue practicing without a professional association membership, QCA strongly recommends that you make alternative insurance arrangements.
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