The First-Year Requirements of the Continuing Education Program

Posted on January 6, 2022

New Continuing Education (CE) requirements came into effect on July 1, 2021, following the introduction of the Professional Governance Act (PGA). The mandatory program applies to all registrants except EITs, GITs, and Life Members; the first reporting deadline is June 30, 2022.

First-Year Requirements

By June 30, 2022, practising registrants must:

  • Complete the mandatory Regulatory Learning Module. This free module is available in the online store (at egbc.ca/online-learning) and covers registrant obligations and responsibilities resulting from the implementation of the PGA. The topic of this module will change annually. The module is 1 hour in length and is required viewing for all practising registrants each year. Once each registrant completes the module, the CE Hours will be automatically uploaded into the reporting system.
  • Complete and record at least one CE Hour of ethical learning. Ethical learning options are available in the online store and if completed by a registrant, hours will be automatically recorded in the reporting system. Ethical learning may also be completed through other resources at the registrant’s discretion but must be recorded by the registrant in the reporting system at egbc.ca/cep-reporting.
  • Complete and upload a CE Plan. A CE Plan outlines the registrant’s area of practice, risks of their practice, learning goals, and activities to help meet those goals. While the CE activities that a registrant actually completes may not match those listed on the CE Plan exactly, the overall focus should be consistent between planned and completed activities. To assist registrants in creating their CE Plan, templates and an example CE Plan are available on our website at egbc.ca/Continuing-Education. Once completed, registrants must upload their CE Plan to the reporting system.

Registrants must access the Annual Reporting portal after May 2 to review their personal and professional information, answer declarations, and confirm their CE requirements have been met.

For more information on the CE Program, including applicability, areas of learning, number of hours required for each category of registrant, and resources available, visit our website at egbc.ca/Continuing-Education.

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