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If you have been unlicensed for more than 90 days from your licence expiry date you can follow these steps to apply to relicence.
If you are unsure whether you are still within your requalification period and eligible to reapply for licensing, review the policy in our FAQs.
- Sign up or login to IRIS to begin your online relicensing application.
- After you have logged into the portal, select “New Submissions” at the top of the page. Then select “Relicensing Application (unlicensed more than 90 days from licence expiry)”. Follow the instructions to complete the online application.
- Upload any supporting documentation required. The following documentation is required by all relicensing applicants unlicensed for more than 90 days from licence expiry:
- A copy of a piece of valid, government-issued photo identification. Check the photo identification requirements.
- A criminal record check, current within the 90 days preceding your submission. If you obtained your criminal record check via the Triton link on the BCFSA website you will be prompted to indicate that in the requirements step in your submission. If you obtained your criminal record check from your local police or RCMP detachment you must upload a copy of the criminal record check document. We do not require the original criminal record check to be forwarded to BCFSA’s office.
- You will also need supporting documentation if:
- You are making a legal name change; and/or
- you need to support your answers to questions in the Reputation and Suitability section of the application.
- You must complete the continuing education courses that would have been required if you remained licensed prior to applying to relicence. If you are unsure of your continuing education course requirements, contact BCFSA’s licensing department.
If you were required to re-qualify for licensing by rewriting the licensing examination, you are not required to complete any continuing education courses prior to applying to relicence.
If you requalified for licensing and are applying for trading services, you will need to complete the required components of the Applied Practice course.
- Once you have completed the online application, you and your intended managing broker will receive an email prompting the managing broker to approve your application in the Portal.
BCFSA’s licensing staff will review your application. If it is complete and satisfactory,then your licence will be issued. You and your managing broker will receive an email notification on the date of issuance advising that your licence has been issued.