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Assessors and decision makers
Assessors and decision makers have the responsibility to make sure that applicants who are registered are able to practice competently. Interim registration decisions and registration decisions are important, therefore, the assessors and decision makers must have adequate training to perform the duties assigned to them. This includes, where appropriate, training on any special considerations applicable to assessment and the process for applying the consideration.
Training materials that support or aid the training of assessors and decision makers, such as guidelines or procedure manuals, will be helpful to assist assessors or decision makers.
Some other training and useful materials regulatory bodies may wish to review are:
- writing skills to write clear decision for a broad audience:
- Plain Language – Clear and Simple (PDF, 9 MB)
- Government of British Columbia Plain Language
- Manitoba Fairness Commissioner: To the Point - A Plain Language Guide for Regulators (PDF, 2MB)
- intercultural awareness and skills:
- evaluation of international education and work experience:
Third party assessor training
Regulatory bodies that rely on a third party to assess qualifications of an applicant must also take reasonable measures to ensure that the third party has received training with respects to an assessor’s role. This includes, where appropriate, training on any special considerations applicable to the assessment and the process for applying the consideration.
Regulatory bodies should engage in proactive communication to learn more about the training practices of their third-party assessors.
Training for hearings
Individuals who conduct a hearing for the purpose of an internal review or appeal on an interim registration decision or registration decisions for the regulatory body must receive training to perform the role.
How the law applies
Part 1, section 8 of the Fair Registration Practices Act sets out obligations on training for individuals who act as decision makers in the registration process or conduct hearings for the purpose of an internal review or appeal process on an interim registration decision or registration decisions.
In the event of any discrepancy between the information on this page and the Fair Registration Practices Act, the legislation will always prevail.
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