Continuing Competence

Continuing Competence2020-05-19T10:07:51-06:00

Every profession regulated under the Health Professions Act (HPA) is required to maintain currency in their practice and knowledge through the Continuing Competence (CC) program.

The CC Program engages members in a professional practice model that supports currency in practice through enhancement and expansion of knowledge and skills. Continuing competence fosters individual improvement and growth of professional practice, enhancing the level of service and care provided to Albertans.

All regulated members must meet the requirements of the (CC) program to renew their practice permit each year.

Click here for the complete Continuing Competence Program Details (PDF).

Related forms and documents:

The CC Cycle aligns with the membership year – that is October 1 to September 30. Credits are only eligible for the cycle they are earned in and cannot be pre-earned or carried over to a following cycle.

For example, credits earned in November 2020 are eligible for credit only in the October 1, 2020 to September 2021 cycle.

Record your activities for the 2019/2020 CC cycle in your profile in the member portal.

If you have any questions about the CC program, please email CC@ABparamedics.com.

2019/2020 Self-Directed Activities

Credit Opportunities

If you are unsure as to what types of activities may count as self-directed credit, or are seeking guidance on providers, here are some opportunities that members can complete to receive self-directed credits. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of CPD providers. The Alberta College of Paramedics does not formally endorse or approve the following providers listed.

Action Training- http://www.action-training.com/
American CME- https://www.americancme.com/
AMN Healthcare Education Services- http://www.rn.com/ 
Bloody Easy Blood Administration- http://nurses.transfusionontario.org/
Bound Tree University- http://www.boundtreeuniversity.com/classroom/
CE Solutions- http://www.ems-ce.com/
Coursera- https://www.coursera.org/browse/?languages=en
EMS 24/7- http://www.hsi.com/24-7
Master your Medics- https://masteryourmediccourses.thinkific.com/
Medic CE- https://www.medic-ce.com/home
Professional Medic Training and Events Ltd.- www.pmte.ca
Resuscitation Canada – https://resuscitationcanada.com/
Security and Emergency Response Training Center- http://sertc.org/course-type/web/
Safety Sync- https://www.safetysync.com/index.html
Target Solutions- http://www.targetsolutions.com/
Wild Iris Medical Education- https://wildirismedicaleducation.com/ems-ceu/course-list

Continuing education credits are awarded based on pre-approval of programs, courses, seminars and other activities.

To be considered continuing education, program and course providers must be approved by the College. Educators and groups seeking to have their program, course, conference or seminar approved as continuing education may complete the submission for approval form found at the end of the Continuing Competence Program: Continuing Education Standards.

2020 Application Submission Deadlines

  • January 10, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • July 10, 2020
  • September 9, 2020

Questions and submission can be emailed to CC@ABparamedics.com.

Members record their CC activities under the Continuing Competence tab on their profile in the member portal.  Click here for the flowchart on Recording Activities for Credits

The College no longer requires members to upload proof of activities, but members must retain ALL documentation for a period of five years. You do not need to email or bring activity records to the College office unless you are contacted by the College to participate in a Record Audit.

  • If your continuing professional development does not offer a certificate of attendance/completion, you can keep a record of your activity using the Record of Attendance Form.
  • For Self-study use the Self-study Summary Form to keep the right details for your documentation requirements and submit it if you are selected for a record audit.

Members returning from a leave of absence can request to have their credit requirement adjusted based on the month their practice permit is reactivated.

Regulated members are required to undergo an audit to evaluate their competence activities. The audit focuses on validating activities a regulated member records as their competence activities for a previous CC cycle.

Members selected to participate are required to produce proof of completion for the activities recorded on their profile in the member portal.

More information on the Record Audit can be found in the CC Record Audit Guide.

NOTE: Individual member requirements may be different than what is listed as general program requirements. All regulated members can view their specific requirements by checking their profile in the member portal.

Questions should be directed to: CC@ABparamedics.com.