The Continuing Competence Program re-design is almost complete and we are looking to recruit 10% of our members on the General Register to participate in the pilot test of the new program material. Click here for more information and stay tuned for future emails and website updates for more information.
In the short time that continuing competence programs have been in existence, health regulators’ understanding of different programming strategies has changed.
Physiotherapy Alberta’s Continuing Competence Program, in its current design, has been in place since 2011. We’ve learned a lot during the last six years. Council has had numerous conversations about the future of the program, we held an Imagineering Event in 2016 (as the name suggests to “Imagine” what our Program can and should be), and in 2017 conducted a survey to collect data from members about their experience with the current Program. All this work and data led to Council’s decision to modernize the Program by increasing the range of options for members to demonstrate competence and incorporating emerging evidence on risks and supports to competent practice in health professionals.
While the Program is being re-designed from top to bottom, some of it will seem familiar as we are recycling some strategies from the existing Program that work.
All members on the General Register must continue to participate in the current Program activities (Reflective Practice Review and Jurisprudence) until the new Program is launched which we anticipate to be October 2018.