Pre-Authorized Payments (PAP): Frequently Asked Questions

What are Pre-Authorized Payments (PAP)?

PAP allows registrants to pay their annual registration fees in advance of the upcoming cycle. These payments are withdrawn from your bank account over the course of 9-10 months, usually beginning in August and ending in May of the following year.  During the renewal cycle in June and July, your PAP balance will be available to apply to your upcoming years licensing and registration fees.  For example, PAP collected from August 2019 – May 2020 is for payment of August 2020 – July 2021 licensing and registration fees.

How do I enroll in PAP?

Registrants who wish to enroll in PAP can download and complete the PAP form, attach a void cheque and return it via email (, fax (604-742-6471) or mail (900-200 Granville Street, Vancouver BC, V6C 1S4).

Do I still need to renew each year if I am on PAP?

Yes, all registrants must ensure they complete the registration renewal form from June 1 – July 31 regardless of how their registration payment made. Registrants on PAP who fail to complete the renewal requirements including submission and declaration of online Form 4 by July 31 are will expire and must reinstate if they wish to resume practice.

What is the payment schedule for PAP payments?

PAP payments are withdrawn from your bank account on approximately the 15th day of each month between August and May of the following year.  Registrants who sign up for PAP after August 15 will be calculated on a 9 month payment schedule with the first payment to occur on approximately September 15.

Can I enroll in PAP with my credit card?

PAP is only available through bank withdrawals. Registrants also have the option to provide post-dated cheques to pre-pay their registration fees if they wish.

How much will my PAP payments be?

The amount of your monthly PAP payments will depend on a few factors including:

  • How many months of pre-payment will occur (those starting in September would have a 9 month PAP cycle)
  • Your registration class with the CCBC
  • If you have one or more corporations.

It is best to contact the CCBC office in advance to discuss the amount of your PAP payment.

Can I pay for my corporation renewal dues through PAP?

Yes, registrants who are on PAP have the option to include payments for corporation renewal for the following year.If you wish to change your banking information for your PAP, a copy of a void cheque from the new bank account must be forwarded with your name and a written request to change the bank account on file and indicate the date the change is effective (immediate or other). Please note that payments are withdrawn at approximately the 15th of each month of the cycle so please provide ample written notice.

How do I stop my PAP payments?

If you no longer wish to be part of PAP, please forward a written request to this effect by email (, fax (604-742-6471) or mail (900-200 Granville Street, Vancouver BC, V6C 1S4).

Do I need to sign up for PAP every year?

No, you do not need to enroll in PAP each year. Registrants are automatically rolled over to the following year’s PAP cycle unless we receive a written request to stop your enrollment.

Can I enroll half way into the PAP cycle?

Yes, however, your payment amounts will be greater as they are not spread out over as many months. Late enrollment follows the same process and requires the same information and form.

Is there a penalty to opt out?

No, there is no penalty to discontinue PAP. There is also no fee to enroll.  PAP is a convenience offered by the CCBC to registrants and is completely voluntary.

Do I still get a receipt if I am on PAP?

Yes, all registrants have the ability to download a receipt of payment by logging into their online account at and clicking on the Receipt link from the online services section. Receipts are available 48 hours after you have completed your renewal.

How do I know if I am enrolled in PAP?

If you are not sure if you are on PAP for CCBC registration fees, please email the CCBC at for general inquiries or for PAP specific questions. 

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