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Continuing Competency Requirements

The specific requirements to maintain Continuing Competency are set out in the following document:

Compliance with the Continuing Competency Requirements Policy is required for renewing registration with the College. A minimum of 50 hours should be reported per reporting period. Registrants are required to follow the Steps of the Practice Support Program (PSP) for their QA cycle starting on or after April 1st, 2022, in order to be compliant with the Continuing Competency Requirements in the Quality Assurance Program (QAP). A minimum of 4 hours must focus on ethical practice. Registrants make declaration during annual registration renewal that they are complying with Bylaw 56.1.

PSP (formerly Category D) helps registrants assess their practice and develop an individualized continuing learning plan of activities that can enhance the registrant’s TCM/A practice. By completing the PSP, registrants can earn 50 CE in a QA cycle to satisfy the minimum Continuing Competency Requirements.

Registrants should work on taking their continuing educational activities entirely within the PSP, using the self-reflective assessment and evaluation steps built into the PSP to design a Professional Development Plan that targets specific quality practice goals. There are no maximums for specific types of learning activities to take within PSP. Activities related to the career-span competencies 1 through 6 can be counted as “Ethical” hours.

Qualifying Learning Activities for PSP Step 3

In PSP Step 3, registrants can participate in many types of learning activities for their continuing education, such as in-person, recorded, real-time courses, conferences, webinars, self-study, and structured interactive activities with peers.

  • “Direct participatory, formal programs” (formerly Category A) include live (i.e., real-time) in-person or online interactive workshops, seminars, or training when attendance is taken and monitored; or electronically-offered continuing education when attendance is taken and monitored and when there is an assessment tool for the course.
  • “Self study” (formerly Category B) includes reviewing academic journals, professional publications, bylaws and standards, and taking online and distance learning courses and webinars when no attendance is taken and/or when no assessment tool is available.
  • “Structured interactive activities” (formerly Category C) include regularly scheduled or routine consultations with peers or case conferences.

Registrants whose current QA cycles began before April 2022 and are still on-going, are also encouraged to participate fully in the PSP  when they self-assess, plan, participate, and self-reflect on their continued learning. Please note that activities that were acceptable for reporting under Categories A-C can be reported in Category D when it is part of the Professional Learning Plan drawn up before the activity was taken. Registrants are exempted from the 6 in-person (face-to-face) hours requirement when having hours reported in PSP.