It is not necessary to completely finish a goal within one year.
If your situation changes over the course of the year and therefore your goals change, you may submit a revised list of goals with your next submission.
If you wish to carry over points, you must remember to report them only once. For example, if you participate in a professional development activity in June 2016, you may report that activity on your Continuing Competence submission in March 2017, or you may NOT report it at that time and “carry over” the points from that activity and report in on your Continuing Competence submission in March 2018.
Activities such as consulting with a colleague regarding a particular question, whether it be in person, by phone or by email, is part of providing appropriate nutritional care or ensuring optimal nutritional care for your individual clients. This is not professional development.
Preparing a presentation using materials and resources you have available to you that does not require any additional research on your part is not professional development.
Participating in activities such as general lifestyle/healthy living classes may be part of your personal development, but does not qualify as professional development.
It is not possible to list an inclusive list of activities that do or do not qualify. Use the Points Allocation Guideline Sheet as a guide. If you need clarification about the merit of a specific activity, contact the College, and your question can be directed to the Continuing Competence Committee.