The program is based around CE Hours, with a CE Hour defined as “one hour of learning that contributes to a registrant’s maintenance of competency in their Area of Practice”.
A helpful test to determine if an activity should be counted towards your CE Hours is to ask yourself these three questions:
- Is it relevant to my area and industry of practice?
- Will it help to maintain my skills or knowledge?
- Is it outside of my day-to-day work duties?
If the answer to all three is "yes" then it should be recorded in your CE Reporting System.
How to Add Activities: Go to your CE Reporting System then click the blue “Activity” button and then “Add New Activity”. See FAQ #5 for help with recording videos and courses completed in our Knowledge Center.
Types of Activities: Relevant CE activities can include seminars, webinars, conferences, self-study of journals, self-study to learn a new skill, volunteering, and presentations, and much more. See Table 7 in the Guide to the Continuing Education Program for more examples.
How Many Hours: Registrants record the real-time hours (or partial hours) spent learning or advancing skills and knowledge. This is different from many other CE or CPD Programs which allocate hours based on the type of activity you are undertaking.
Maximum CE Hours: There are no maximum CE Hours overall or in any single category, however registrants should be able to justify how each activity recorded contributes to the maintenance of their Competency if selected for a compliance audit.
Accredited Providers: CE providers do not need to be accredited to count towards your CE Hours and a certificate of completion is also not required. However, registrants do need to retain documentation showing that they completed activities and provide these if requested during a compliance audit.
If you are a continuing education provider and would like to inquire about featuring your event, please see our Provider webpage.
Carry-Forward Hours: CE activities must be recorded in the same year they were undertaken (CE Hours cannot be carried forward).