Continuing Competency

Current Cycle: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021

Introduction

All RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs must meet their Continuing Competency Credit (CCC) requirements to be able to renew registration. Registrants receive CCCs by completing and reporting approved activities.

For information on approved CCC activities and categories, see the table below describing CCC categories and allowable credits per year or three-year cycle, and Continuing Competency Credit Requirement (PDF).

Categories include, but are not limited to: attending conferences, conventions, presentations, workshops, lectures, seminars and webinars; completing online courses; and providing supervision to registrants, students, and Communication Health Assistants (CHAs).

RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs who were active or inactive registrants as of January 1, 2019 must report 45 CCCs by December 31, 2021. For those registered at any time during the current cycle, your registration approval package will indicate the prorated number of CCCs that you must report by the December 31, 2021 deadline.

Renewal of Certified Practice (CP) certificates is contingent on reporting a minimum of four CCCs for each certificate.

Planning how to meet CCC requirements

For descriptions of CCC categories and allowable credits, refer to the table below:

Continuing Competency Credit Category Description Allowable Credits/Year

Activities Specific to Audiology, Hearing Instrument Dispensing, and Speech-Language Pathology

A1. Conferences, conventions, presentations, workshops, lectures, rounds, seminars, on line courses, teleconferences/telerounds in AUD/HID/SLP
Each hour of attendance for education content (e.g. not a business meeting) will equal 1 CCC. Teleconferences, telerounds, and online courses must be arranged by a professional association, health or education agency, society, college, or university. Also applies to general manufacturer sponsored seminars/workshops on general topics. 

No maximum

A2. Manufacturers’ Product Training Workshops in AUD/HID/SLP
Each hours of attendance for product or equipment training will be counted as 1 CCC.

5 maximum/
year

A3. CSHBC-developed or adopted online learning courses
Each hour (or portion thereof) for courses completed will be counted as 1 CCC (if a course takes 45 minutes to complete it will be counted as 1 CCC).

Note: For the mandatory Jurisprudence module, credits will be automatically added on completion of the module. All others must be added by the registrant.

No maximum

A4. Conferences, conventions, presentations, workshops, lectures, rounds, seminars, online courses, and teleconferences/telerounds that pertain to one or more of CSHBC Standards of Practice
(e.g. on topics such as records management, supervisory skills, and inter-professional practice). 

Note: if a CSHBC learning module pertains to a standard of practice, it should be included in A3.

No maximum

B. University/college course in AUD/HID/SLP
Each course given or taken for audit or credit will count for 15 CCCs.

No maximum

C. Study/interest group in AUD/HID/SLP
A study/interest group has an educational component, meets regularly, and its ultimate goal is better service for the client. Meeting dates must be maintained as part of the record. One meeting of a study/interest group or one hour electronic-interest group equals 1 CCC.

5 maximum/
year

D. Self-study in AUD/HID/SLP
Self-study is a self-initiated program of education that may be multimedia and is not designated for course work. The list of articles or books studied, tapes viewed/audited, or site/peer/manufacturers' visits should be maintained. One hour of study equals 1 CCC.

5 maximum/
year

E1. Supervision of practicum students in AUD/HID/SLP and Communication Health Assistants (CHAs)
University, college, or practicum student supervision in AUD, HID, or SLP including professional and CHA student practicum placements. One hour of supervision equals 1 CCC to a maximum of 8 per year for one student and an additional 4 CCCs/year for a second or more students in the same year.

12 maximum/
year

E2. Supervision of Communication Health Assistant(s)
Supervision of employed CHAs accountable to the registrant claiming the credits. Supervision for one year equals 6 CCCs and pro-rated for ½ year. The number of SP does not increase the credit limit.

6 maximum/
year

E3. Supervision of Conditional Active Registrant(s)
Supervision/mentoring of conditional active registrant(s) with a formal learning plan or registration conditions for a period of not less than 3 months. Supervision of 3-month period is equal to 2 CCCs for a total of no more than 8 credits in one year.

8 maximum/
year

E4. Supervision of a registrant’s Advanced Competency Certification Program of Study
Supervision of 1 month equals 1 CCC to a total of no more than 6 credits in one year. This may be for one or more AC areas and may apply to the supervision of more than one AC applicant.

6 maximum/
year

E5. Formal Mentorship Arrangement to support a new or returning registrant or a registrant in need of remedial support
Mentorship for a 3-month period is equal to 2 CCCs for a total of no more than 6 credits in one year.

6 maximum/
year

F1. Professional Publications in AUD/HID/SLP
CCCs are available for all authors in the initial publication of an AUD/HID/SLP article in a professional, peer-reviewed publication. This does not include newsletters. Registrants who are peer editing and/or reviewing professional publications may also claim credits. One published article or one review equals 8 CCCs. Maximum 16 CCCs per year.

16 maximum/
year

F2. Publications in AUD/HID/SLP
CCCs are available for all authors in the initial, non-peer-reviewed publications.  This does not include newsletters or comment/editorial letters. One published article equals 5 CCCs. Maximum 10 CCCs per year.

10 maximum/
year

G. Presentations given in AUD/HID/SLP
A presentation in AUD/HID/SLP given at a conference, convention, workshop, seminar or lecture, for the first time only; up to ½ day presentation equals 4 CCCs and full day presentation equals 8 CCCs. Presentation of the same or similar material for a second time equals 2 CCCs for ½ day and 4 CCCs for full day.

12 maximum/
year

H. Special Projects in AUD/HID/SLP
Special projects (e.g., research, writing a book, program/course) must have proof of completion and expand knowledge relevant to clinical practice. Each project will receive 10 CCCs in the year in which it was completed.

10 maximum/
in year completed

I. Committee Work for AUD/HID/SLP
Participation on College, provincial or national boards, committees or projects regarding the professions. These are non-social in nature, require active participation, and have a direct, major impact on one or more of the professions. The purpose is improving the quality of speech-language pathology, audiology, or hearing instrument dispensing. 10 hours equals one CCC to a maximum of 10 CCCs/year.

10 maximum/
year

J. Peer Review/Study of Patient/Client cases:
Two or more professionals may review and study specific cases for the purposes of ensuring consistent outcomes and to assist all participants in their provision of clinical care. This review may be in person or by electronic means (e.g. video conferencing or review of digital images) and must be agreed to by all parties, stating the proposed objectives and outcomes of the reviews. 1 hour equals one CCC to a maximum of 5 CCCs/year.

5 maximum/
year

Continuing Competency Credit Category Description Allowable Credits/3-Year Cycle

Activities on Topics With an Indirect Relationship to One or More of the Professions

K. Conferences, conventions, seminars, lectures, rounds, workshops, teleconferences, or online courses on a topic with an indirect relationship to AUD/HID/SLP
Each hour of attendance for education content (e.g., not a business meeting) will equal 1 CCC. Teleconferences must be arranged by a professional association, agency, or university. Examples of related topics include but are not limited to: Psychology, Education, Neurology, Stress management, Counselling, Linguistics, Computers, Child Development.

15 maximum/3-year cycle

(may be all in one year or across the 3 years)

L. University/College courses given or taken on a topic with an indirect relationship to AUD/HID/SLP
A single course, taken for audit or credit, will count for 15 CCCs in the year in which it is completed. This would fulfil the maximum number of CCCs in a related area for the 3-year period. (E.g.: Psychology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, etc.)

15 maximum in year completed

M. Presentations given in topics with an indirect relationship to AUD/HID/SLP
A presentation given on an indirect topic at a conference, convention, workshop, seminar, or lecture, for the first time, equals 4 CCCs.

8 maximum/3-year cycle

N. Special projects in an area with an indirect relationship to AUD/HID/SLP
Special projects (e.g. research, writing a book, program/course) must have proof of completion and demonstrate relevance to clinical practice. Each project will receive 10 CCCs in the year in which it was completed.

10 maximum in year completed

O. Professional publications in topics indirectly related to AUD/HID/SLP
CCCs for authors in the initial, peer-reviewed publication of an article, on a topic indirectly related to AUD/HID/SLP. This does not include newsletters or comment/editorial letters. One published article equals 4 CCCs.

8 maximum/3-year cycle

Reporting CCCs

All RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs need to report completed activities/credits in the CSHBC Registrant Portal by December 31, 2021. To report activities/credits, log in to the Portal and follow the prompts for reporting activities/credits. Registrants can also access their record of CCCs earned to date for the current cycle through the Portal.

RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs who do not report the required CCCs by the December 31, 2021 deadline will receive a fine, in an amount set by the CSHBC Bylaws. For more information, see Failure to Meet Continuing Competency Credit Requirement (PDF).

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