Continuing Competency Program

A primary responsibility of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba is to ensure the continued competence of individual registrants and to enhance the performance of the profession overall. In compliance, the CASLPM has established a standing committee, the Continuing Competency Committee that consists of two audiologists, two speech-language pathologists and two public members as directed by the Regulated Health Professions Act and the General Regulation 192.

All Full Regulated, Provisional Regulated and Non-Practicing Regulated Registrants of the College are required to meet the obligations of the Continuing Competency Program.

Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) Jurisprudence Module

Currently, eight Manitoba Health Regulatory Colleges, including CASLPM, must complete the Regulated Health Professions Act Jurisprudence Module (JM) as part of their Registration and Renewal process as mandated in each of the College’s legislation.

For the 2023 CASLPM Registration and Renewal year, all Full, Provisional and Non-Practicing registrants had to complete the RHPA JM. In subsequent years, only the new and Provisional registrants will have to complete the RHPA JM.

By completing the Regulated Health Professions Act Jurisprudence Module new applicants and registrants of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba will gain a greater knowledge of the regulatory framework that guides the Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology Professions in Manitoba. The module highlights the laws and standards that are regulated under the RHPA providing one with a greater understanding of the scope of practice, and the roles and responsibilities of the College, registrant and the employer. Ultimately, awareness of jurisprudence will assist in the provision of safe, competent and ethical care.

RHPA Jurisprudence Module Link

RHPA Jurisprudence FAQ

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Please read the important information from the Continuing Competency Committee regarding the Continuing Competency Program, the completion of Regulated Health Professions Act Jurisprudence Module and the Continuing Competency Activity Tracking Record here.

Questions may be directed to the Deputy Registrar, Sukhmeet (Suki) Kaur: programs@caslpm.ca

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Please read the important information from the Continuing Competency Committee regarding the Continuing Competency Program, the completion of the Self-Assessment Tool and the Continuing Competency Activity Tracking Form here.

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  1. Please read important information to registrants from the Continuing Competency Committee about the CCP Phase 2 here.
  2. A new Continuing Competency Activity Tracking Record is available here to assist you in maintaining your personal records.
    • Continuing Competency Activity Tracking Record is available here as a fillable PDF
    • An extensive table of the Continuing Competency Activities and the Allowable Continuing Competency Credit Hours are listed
  3. All registrants must complete the Self-Assessment Tool in Alinity by January 15, 2022
  4. Alinity Instructions for the Self-Assessment Tool are located here.
  5. Audiology Self-Assessment Tool 
  6. Speech—Language Pathology Self-Assessment Tool 

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Please read important information to registrants from the Continuing Competency Committee about the CCP here.

Components of the Continuing Competency Program 

  • Yearly self-assessment process
  • In a three-year period, registrants must complete 45 credit hours of continuing competency activities
  • Present three-year cycle includes the years 2022 – 2023 – 2024
  • Completion of all activities within the Continuing Competency Activity Tracking Record (CCATR)
  • Registrants are required to complete all the 2022 continuing competency activities and the following years within Alinity in each registrant’s profile, under My Learning
  • An individual who has been a registrant with the College for less than three years, please contact the Registrar for clarification of your personal situation
  • Full members who holds an advanced competency certificate must successfully complete at least four hours of competency activities in the certified specialized health care service that meet approved requirements before the certificate’s expiry or renewal date
  • Registrants should maintain personal records of all continuing competency program components for the most recent six (6) years in case of audit

Self-Assessment Tool

Continuing Competency Activities

  • Develop and maintain competency in practice
  • Participation in continuing competency activities is one aspect of the Continuing Competency Program
  • Participation in a minimum of 45 hours of continuing competency activities is required in a three-year period
  • Approval or prior approval of activities by the College is not required
  • If audited, a registrant will be required to demonstrate the appropriateness of continuing competency activities by demonstrating how an activity helped develop and maintain competence, and enhanced a registrant’s practice of audiology or speech—language pathology

Advanced Competency Certification

  • A registrant who holds an advanced competency certificate must complete at least four hours of continuing competency activities specific to that advanced certification before the certificate’s expiry or renewal date to maintain certification
  • These continuing competency activities contribute to the overall total of 45 hours required

The specific continuing competency activities may include:

  • Attendance at conferences, conventions, workshops, and lectures.
  • Includes workshops that form part of in-services and training sessions by manufacturers for products used in professional practice.
    • This includes workshops that form part of in-services and training sessions by manufacturers for products used in professional practice.
  • Participation as a student or lecturer of university and college courses
    • Includes courses at the undergraduate, graduate or doctorate level
    • Includes credit or non-credit courses
  • Presentation of a lecture or workshop (initial presentation of content only)
  • Writing articles for professional publications

The content of the continuing competency activities may include:

  • Content directly related to audiology or speech-language pathology
  • Content related to regulation and issues of jurisprudence
  • Content related to ethics
  • Content related to early childhood education, autism, literacy, psychology, neurology, geriatrics, oncology, stress management, counselling, computers, business management and best business practice, etc.
  • Content related to applicable provincial and federal legislation (i.e. The Personal Health Information Act, The Human Rights Code, etc.)
  • Content that serves to improve a registrant’s ability to serve clients (i.e., foreign language classes that allow a registrant to communicate better with clients)
  • Content related to supervisory work and leadership work should the registrant hold a supervisory or management role

The following are not eligible as continuing competency activities 

  • Work experience
  • Meetings related to a business and work
  • Refreshments and lunch breaks are not included when calculating hours of participation or study

It is the responsibility of each registrant to determine the appropriateness of continuing competency activities as outlined in the Continuing Competency Activity Tracking Record

Tracking Cycle

  • Participation in continuing competency activities is tracked according to a three-year period
  • Participation in 45 hours is required in the most recent three years
  • The present three-year cycle includes the years 2022 – 2023 – 2024
  • An individual who has been a registrant with the College for less than three years, please contact the Registrar for clarification of your personal situation

Continuing Competency Activity Tracking Record (CCATR)

  • Registrants are required to complete all the 2022 continuing competency activities and the following years within Alinity in each registrant’s profile, under My Learning
  • The CCATR is available here to assist you in maintaining your personal records.
  • An extensive table of the description of the Competency Activities and the Allowable Continuing Competency Credit Hours are listed within.
  • CCATR is available as a fillable PDF here.

Personal Record Retention

  • Registrants are required to participate in continuing competency activities and keep a personal record of same
  • It is the personal responsibility of each individual registrant of the College to maintain accurate, detailed records of her or his participation in continuing competency activities 
  • Registrants should maintain personal records of all continuing competency program components for the most recent six (6) years in case of audit
  • Your attestation in the Declaration section of the Registration and Annual Practice Renewal fulfills your obligation to report continuing competency activities to the College
  • You are NOT required to submit evidence of your continuing competency activities to the College unless specifically requested to do so
  • Keep the CCATR as part of your personal records of your participation in continuing competency activities, along with items of evidence of your participation

Items of evidence of participation may include, but are not limited to:

  • Receipt for payment of registration to participate in an activity
  • Name and contact information of the organization, agency or institution that sponsored the activity
  • Screen shot of webinar login for web-based sessions
  • Certificate of Participation or Completion, as provided and notarized by sponsor
  • Handouts provided as part of the activity, including personal notes taken during attendance
  • Personal notes which describe the content of the continuing competency activity, and its relevance to your professional practice.

Audit

A registrant may undergo audit of her or his continuing competency activities by the Continuing Competency Committee in the following circumstances:

  • The registrant is randomly selected as part of quality assurance measures
  • As part of a practice audit conducted by the Continuing Competency Committee
  • As part of a report required to satisfy a review of the registrant’s competency by the Continuing Competency Committee

Failure to meet one’s obligation of participating in continuing competency activities as part of the Continuing Competency Program constitutes conduct about which a finding could ultimately be made under subsection 124(2) of the RHPA.