Registration Practices

Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC)

The Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act became law on March 1, 2007. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario government, established under the Act.

The OFC ensures that regulated professions use transparent, objective, impartial and fair registration practices. OFC requires each regulatory body to examine its own registration process, submit reports about it and undergo compliance audits.

The Fairness Commissioner has publicly noted the leadership role of the College as an early supporter of the government's role in building confidence in the fairness and transparency of licensing practices.

On this page you'll find the College's submissions to the OFC about our registration practices and an audit of our registration practices conducted by Deloitte that concluded that "overall, the registration policies and procedures of the College appear to be fair, transparent and reasonable."

Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation (CDRAF)

You'll also find a link to a report from the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation (CDRAF) that describes the impact of trade agreements and international mobility on registration in Canada. The CDRAF is an organization with representation from all of the dental regulatory authorities from across the country. You can learn more about the CDRAF by visiting their website: