Health Profession Corporations

As a result of amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Ontario Business Corporations Act (BCA), and a regulation made under the RHPA1, regulated health professionals are permitted to incorporate for the purpose of practising a health profession, providing they obtain Certificates of Authorization from their respective health profession Colleges. The provisions outline the conditions and requirements that must be met in order to obtain a Certificate of Authorization from a College, and include:

A Certificate of Authorization is required in order for members of the College to practice the profession of dental technology through a health profession corporation (HPC).

If the Member chooses to incorporate after seeking out their own legal and financial advice, they will need to apply through the College of Dental Technologists of Ontario (CDTO).

The Certificate of Authorization must be renewed annually. This guide will explain the process for application and how to maintain the corporation’s authorization to practice. If, after reading this guide, a Member has questions regarding the process, they may contact the College at 416-438-5003 or

Any Member who is registered with the College is eligible to obtain a Certificate of Authorization (i.e. a certificate of registration for a professional corporation). However, if the Member’s business is not yet incorporated in Ontario, the Member will have to incorporate under the Ontario Business Corporations Act, 1990 (refer to the website of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services [link:] for details on this process), prior to obtaining a Certificate of Authorization.

Public Register

Each Member’s record on the College’s Public Register will contain the name of every HPC for which the Member is a shareholder, as well as the practice name(s), associated business address and telephone number.

Each practice name associated with the HPC will be searchable on the Public Register and will contain:

  1. All RDTs for that location;
  2. All supervising RDTs at that location;
  3. Corporate name, if any, that the practice name is associated with; and
  4. All shareholders of the HPC.


HPC Initial Application Form 

HPC Renewal Application Form 

HPC Shareholder Form 

HPC Certificates of Authorization Regulation (O. Reg 39/02) 

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