College of

TRADITIONAL

CHINESE MEDICINE

PRACTITIONERS +

ACUPUNCTURISTS

of British Columbia

Continuing Competency Requirements

The specific requirements to maintain Continuing Competency are set out in the following document:

Compliance with the Continuing Competency Requirements Policy is required for renewing registration with the College. A minimum of 50 hours should be reported per reporting period. Starting in the April 2022 QA/CE cycle, registrants are required to complete the “Self-Reflective Assessment” of the Practice Support Program (PSP). A minimum of 4 hours must focus on ethical practice. Registrants make declaration during annual registration renewal that they are complying with Bylaw 57(1).

Category D includes utilizing Practice Support Program (PSP) components to assess a registrant’s practice and to develop an individualized continuing learning plan of activities that can enhance the registrant’s TCM/A practice.

Registrants should work on taking their continuing educational activities entirely within Category D, using the self-reflective assessment and evaluation steps built into the PSP to design a Professional Development Plan that targets specific quality practice goals. There are no maximums for specific types of learning activities to take within Category D and registrants are exempted from the 6 in-person (face-to-face) hours requirement when having hours reported in Category “PSP”. Activities related to the career-span competencies 1 through 6 can be counted as “Ethical” hours.

For historical purpose (e.g., for CE cycles begun before April 2022 and still on-going), information for other activity categories is provided here. Registrants are encouraged to participate fully in the PSP (i.e., Category D) when they self-assess, plan, participate, and self-reflect on their continued learning. Please note that activities that were acceptable for reporting under Categories A-C can be reported in Category D when it is part of the Professional Learning Plan drawn up before the activity was taken.

Category A includes “direct participatory, formal programs” that include live (i.e., real-time) in-person or online interactive workshops, seminars, or training when attendance is taken and monitored; or electronically-offered continuing education when attendance is taken and monitored and when there is an assessment tool for the course.

Category B includes “self study” such as review of academic journals, professional publications, bylaws and standards, and include online and distance learning courses and webinars when no attendance is taken and/or when no assessment tool is available.

Category C includes “structured interactive activities” which can be regularly scheduled or routine consultations with peers or case conferences.