Current Cycle: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021
The Practice Hours module will be launched in summer 2020, and will be pro-rated on a monthly basis.
All RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs are responsible for attaining and maintaining the minimum number of practice hours required in CSHBC’s three-year cycle for practice hours: 750 hours over three years or 250 hours per year. Any combination of hours across the three years that adds up to 750 is acceptable. See Attaining & Maintaining Practice Competence (PDF) and Practice Hours Requirement (PDF).
Practice hours can include:
- Providing client services within the scope of practice for the registrant’s profession
- Providing education and training to registrants, communication health assistants (CHA), professional and CHA students, and other health professionals as applicable
- Engaging in research or academic writing relevant to the practice of that profession
- Supervising or managing registrants, CHAs, or students in the applicable profession(s)
- Providing consulting, advisory, or counselling services related to the profession(s)
- Managing or administering professional programs or services
- Performing regulatory, association, or policy development work related to the profession(s)
- Participating in other professional activities that impact the practice of that profession (e.g. committee work, advocacy)
The three-year reporting cycles for practice hours and Continuing Competency Credits are aligned.
Documenting and reporting practice hours
At the end of the prescribed cycle, registrants are responsible for having a record of their practice hours. Registrants with more than one active registration must document the required number of hours for each of their registrations. There may be practice hours that qualify in more than one profession.
All RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs must report practice hours in the CSHBC Registrant Portal before the December 31 deadline in the third year of a cycle.