The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is mandatory for all members of the College (except those holding a retired class of certificate of registration), and includes those who are not currently practising, are members of the inactive class, are on maternity, parental or sick leave, or who registered late in the year. The CCP promotes quality assurance for the practice of the professions of social work and social service work, and encourages members to enhance their practice in an ongoing way. This is one way the College fulfils its mandate of public protection.
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As part of the CCP, members must review the Standards of Practice; complete a self-assessment based on the principles of the Standards of Practice; and set goals and carry out learning activities based on their self-assessment.
CCP learning activities may include:
- courses or workshops;
- lectures and in-service training;
- conducting research;
- reading journal articles;
- supervising students; and/or
THE CCP INVOLVES THE FOLLOWING FOUR STEPS:
Step 1 – Review The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook and other documents (see “CCP Documents” below)
Step 2 – Complete the Self-Assessment Tool (SAT)
Step 3 – Complete the Professional Development Plan (PDP)
Step 4 – Complete the Declaration of Participation in the CCP and retain your CCP portfolio
Members must declare participation in the CCP on the renewal form as part of the annual renewal process, and are required to retain their CCP Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Development Plan documents for seven years. In accordance with the Registration Regulation made under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, members must, at any time required by the College, provide satisfactory evidence to the College that they have completed the CCP. Members can be suspended if they do not complete the CCP. For full details on how to complete the CCP please read the CCP Instruction Guide or contact the Professional Practice Department.
The Continuing Competence Program consists of two documents:
There are two ways to access and complete the CCP documents:
- Click on the links above and save both documents to your own computer. The CCP Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Development Plan Documents can then be completed and updated electronically.
- Print both documents and fill out the CCP Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Development Plan Documents by hand.
You are required to retain your CCP Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Development Plan Documents for seven years. Members must, at any time required by the College, provide evidence satisfactory to the College that they have completed the CCP.
As part of the 2022 CCP, members are required to review the following resources:
- The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice Handbook
- Practice Guidelines for Medication Practices
- Practice Notes: To Report or Not to Report
IMPORTANT NOTE: All members are responsible for downloading and saving or printing out their CCP documents for completion each year. If you require a Word version of the CCP Self-Assessment Tool and Professional Plan documents, please contact the Professional Practice Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College has developed the following educational video to assist members in understanding and completing the CCP: