The Health Professions Act (HPA) defines competence as “the combined knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment required to provide professional services”. The HPA requires all Colleges to have a Continuing Competence Program (CCP) in place to monitor the ongoing competence of regulated members and enhance the provision of professional services.
Participation in the CCP is mandatory for all registrants on the General Register and Provisional Register and is a requirement for practice permit renewal. Registrants are required to submit their CCP documentation online annually as part of their practice permit renewal process.
From April 1 to March 31 of the following year.
CCP credits completed in one cycle cannot be carried over to a following cycle.
Registrants must meet their CCP requirements on or before the end of a continuing competence cycle (March 31) in order to complete their renewal process. Regulated members who do not meet the continuing competence requirements at the time of renewal may have their practice permit suspended for the upcoming registration year.
How to earn CCP credits?
Registrants can earn CCP credits by completing self-selected activities and college directed activities.
It is important to note that first-aid, CPR, and sexual assault awareness training are registration/renewal requirements; therefore, they cannot be used to fulfil your CCP requirements.