Continuing Competence Program

Click on: Continuing Competence Program to log in.

Note: Professional Development Plan 'Submit' funtion is available starting September 1, annually.

According to section 16(2)(e) of Health Professions Act, the CDBC is responsible for establishing and maintaining a Quality Assurance program to promote high standards of practice. The online Continuing Competence Program (CCP) fulfills this legislative requirement and supports the College's mandate to serve and protect the public.

At present:

The CCP requirement begins when a dietitian registers as a Full registrant and follows a three-year cycle. For returning registrants, the requirement begins with registration renewal on April 1, every three years.

The CCP requires dietitians to self-assess their knowledge and skills relative to the CDBC Standards of Practice and determine a minimum of three learning plans that relate to three different standards/indicators of practice at the beginning of each CCP cycle. Dietitians have three years to work on and complete their learning plans, which form the Professional Development Plan. In the third year of the CCP cycle, dietitians submit their Professional Development Plan online.

Each learning plan must meet the Quality Assurance Committee assessment criteria and include: a learning goal, at least two learning activities to meet the goal and a description of the learning plan's contribution to practice. Dietitians who are registered with Restricted Activities must include at least one learning plan that demonstrates maintenance/update of the knowledge and skills required for that practice.  

Upcoming changes:

The CCP is transitioning to an annual requirement. This means that all CCP Reporting Cohorts will transition to a single annual group in the future, with the first amalgamated Reporting Cohort's CCP currently being due on March 31, 2021, to satisfy requirements for registration renewal by March 31, 2021. Moving forward, all cohorts will have a deadline of March 31 yearly.

To see which reporting cohort you are currently a part of, log into your account. Select 'Continuing Competence Program' under Online Services. Select 'Professional Development Plan' and at the top of the page you will find your 'Reporting Group'.

If you are in the 2020 Reporting Cohort, your CCP submission deadline is October 31, 2019. The legal submission deadline is March 31, 2020 to be able to renew for the 2020/2021 year. The following CCP submission will be due on March 31, 2021. For more information, refer to the memo sent to registrants on September 20, 2019.

If you are in the 2021 Reporting Cohort, your CCP submission deadline is March 31, 2021. The following CCP submission will be due on March 31, 2022. For more information, refer to the memo sent to registrants on September 20, 2019.

If you are in the 2022 Reporting Cohort, your CCP submission deadine is March 31, 2021. Note: your cohort will be reassigned to the 2021 cohort and will have a two-year CCP before transitioning to a yearly CCP. For more information, refer to the memo sent to registrants on September 20, 2019.

Notice of bylaw Bylaw Amendments - July 2019. Please provide any feedback or comments you may have on the proposed bylaw amendments to the College and Ministry of Health no later than 5:00pm on October 30, 2019.

Guidelines and Definitions

 
SMART Learning Goals and Plans
 

SMART Goals Video

  1. Clinical Dietitian
  2. Public Health Dietitian
  3. Foodservice Manager
  4. Clinical Nutrition Manager
  5. Consulting Dietitian