As the new renewal year approaches fast, it is important to make sure you are on track and have claimed your Continuing Competence requirements for the 2020/2021 cycle. The Health Professions Act (HPA) requires all health professionals to participate in a Continuing Competence program, as this is a vital component to ensuring the public safety, regardless of the profession.

This past year, many learning opportunities were available online to keep with COVID-19 restrictions and remote learning. The College’s Continuing Competence program allows for up to half your credits to be obtained through self-directed activities, leaving a minimum of 30 credits to be obtained through an approved Continuing Education activity. On the College website, you can find a full list of available courses that meet the CE requirements. You can find this list here: Continuing Competence – Alberta College of Paramedics ( You can also watch this years’ AMM for 6 CE credits here: Home (

As a reminder, the 2020/2021 required learning is the Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professionals (AFRHP) Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct online course. This subject matter is required learning for all healthcare professionals from Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients that came into effect April 2019. The course is free of charge and will count for 9 of your required continuing education CC credits (3 hours). You can access the course here: Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct (

When you’ve completed a CC activity, record it under the CC tab in your profile in the member portal using this flowchart on Recording Activities for Credits. CC Recording Activities for Credits (

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are looking to have a program or webinar approved, please contact our Continuing Competence team at