Continuing Competence Program
Professional competence is more than the knowledge and skills directly related to dietetics. It involves the interaction and integration of knowledge, critical thinking, judgment, attitudes, skills, values and beliefs.
The Continuing Competence Program monitors each member’s participation in professional development activities. While it is not possible for such a monitoring program to guarantee competence, it is a reasonable method for the College to use for granting continued licensure.
The Continuing Competence Program is designed to help members reflect on competence as it relates to their area of practice and personal goals.
The program requires each member to:
- Set goals for professional development
- Participate in professional leaning activities to achieve the set goals
- Submit completed Continuing Competence Program goals and professional development activities to the College.
You must submit your completed Continuing Competence Program goals and professional development activities by January 31 annually to receive approval of your submission before your renewal of registration is due on March 31. All continuing competence submission are screened by a volunteer committee to ensure that dietitians have met the requirements of the program.
Failure to Meet Requirements
If a submission does not meet the requirements of the program, the Board of Assessors may review the member’s registration, and if necessary, place a term or condition on the member’s licence for up to one year.
Examples of a submission that may not meet requirements:
- Submission does not meet program guidelines
- Activity is not at a professional level
The Board of Assessors will provide a member with notification of the decision in writing after their review. The letter will specify if any conditions are placed on their licence and the time frame for completion if warranted.
Failure to Comply
Failure to comply with the Continuing Competence Program is a violation of the Code of Ethics and Regulations and may result in a member’s license being revoked or having a condition put on their license to practice.