Members registered in 2014 or earlier have until December 31, 2017 to submit their first external feedback form. They may choose from one of three external feedback options which are described in the CCP Video Tutorial available on the ACSLPA website. Following this initial external feedback submission, registered members will be required to complete external feedback forms a minimum of once every 3 years.
From 2015 onwards, new registered members or members changing status from Non-practicing to Registered will be expected to participate in the CCP at the time of their first registration renewal. As with all other registered members, they will be expected to set at least one competence goal using the CCGT each year and complete a minimum of 1 of 3 external feedback options every 3 years. Completion of one of three external feedback options is required by the time of their third renewal as a registered member. New registered members will be expected to complete their first SAT in the first year of their participation in the CCP and then a minimum of once every 3 years thereafter or when practice changes. Members changing status from non-practicing to registered should also complete the SAT if they have been out of practice for 3 years or more, or if there has been a change in the practice to which they are returning.
An electronic reminder message will be sent to anyone who has not completed their external feedback requirement in January, and again in May, of year number three.
Follow the process, as follows:
*Tip to Share with Peers:
When a peer enters their feedback on a form and hits the “submit” button, a dialog box will open up asking them to confirm that they are ready to submit the form.
Please note: If your peer uses Google Chrome as their internet browser, they will be given the option to “prevent this page from creating additional dialogs”. They should NOT check this box as it will prevent them from accessing the dialog box that will allow them to send their peer feedback to you. If this box has been checked, they will need to restart their browser in order to gain access to the required dialog boxes.
You can update your progress at any time during the year by entering the system and clicking “edit” for the specified goal. You can change an existing goal and/or enter comments in the area that says “please use this space to update your progress”. When it comes time for registration renewal, you can cut and paste this information into your reflection, should you choose to do so.
You can also add goals at any time during the year by clicking on the “add” button when you are in the “Continuing Competence Program Learning Objective(s)” section. Should you choose to edit an existing goal at any time during the year, just click the “edit” button for the goal you wish to alter.
During registration renewal, you must identify the actual activities you completed to achieve your learning goal(s), including an evaluation/reflection on your learning. If you completed an external feedback component, your reflection should also address this component of the CCP.
If your registration status is “Registered” you are required to complete a CCGT for the last competence year and the current competence year even if you are currently on leave from work. According to the Health Professions Act, participation in the CCP is mandatory for all members on ACSLPA’s General Register. You may wish to select goals that will be achievable during a year that you are partially on leave. This could include selecting a goal that is part of your long-term goal or choosing a goal that can be accomplished within your available timeframe.
Goals can be modified during a year if necessary to reflect your practice as it changes and evolves.
If you are unable to accomplish your goal, you have the following options:
Provide an update of the activities that you were able to complete. If these were minimal or none:
Choose a new goal applicable to your practice that can be achieved within the competence year.
Please note that in accordance with legislation, participation in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is mandatory for all members on the General Register and is a requirement for practice permit renewal; non-compliance is considered to be unprofessional conduct. Failure to participate in the CCP may result in not having your practice permit renewed or ultimately, a complaint of unprofessional conduct.
All identifying information is removed from the CCP to protect member privacy. You will be informed that your program has been reviewed and will be notified of the results by email when the review is complete. Please note that the CCGT and external feedback (if completed that year) components of the program are audited; The SAT is reviewed at the discretion of the audit committee.