All registrants are required to engage in at least 40 hours of professional development learning activities during their two-year professional development reporting cycle.
Engaging in learning activities is an important part of maintaining your ongoing competence. Professional development helps you maintain and enhance your knowledge, skill, and judgement with respect to the Professional Practice Standards, relevant legislation, and regulations. It also keeps you abreast of current practices, issues, trends, and new techniques.
What you need to know about the 40-hour learning activity requirement:
- You must engage in a minimum of 40 hours of learning activities during the relevant two-year reporting cycle. Activities which took place before the reporting cycle or are recorded in anticipation of future completion will not be counted towards the minimum requirement.
- The activities must take place while you are registered with CRPO.
- At least one of the activities must be didactic (i.e., an activity intended to instruct or teach).
- At least one of the activities must be experiential (i.e., an activity that provides or involves an experience).
- Learning activities must be documented in a learning record log and maintained in your professional portfolio.
- Learning activities must be credible and require some form of participation, relevant to the practice of the profession, and verifiable.
It is recommended that you record activities in your professional portfolio soon after you complete them. The learning record template can be used to track your participation.
CRPO may request verification that you participated in the documented learning activities. Retain a record of any materials and notes that could be used to support your participation in a learning activity in your professional portfolio. The table below lists examples of learning activities and acceptable supporting documentation.
If you are engaged in an activity that unfolds over a significant span of time (for example a semester-long course), you are welcome to include that in your Learning Record before it has ended, but only record the hours you’ve completed already (not the hours you expect to complete).