Quality Assurance Summary


As mandated by government legislation, the Quality Assurance (QA) Committee has launched two new quality assurance initiatives - continuing education and self assessment - that will promote continuing competence among members. The QA Committee created these initiatives in response to the legislative amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).

Please see the specific tabs under Quality Assurance to find the documents associated with self-assessment, continuing education and the professional portfolio.

Continuing Education and Professional Development

CCO members have been required to participate in CE and professional development activities and to document these activities in their professional portfolios since 1998. Members are now be required to participate in 40 hours of CE activities over a two-year period, document these activities in their professional portfolios, and report on these activities as part of their registration renewals.

Please see the professional portfolio handbook for more information. 

Self Assessment

The self assessment is for members' personal use. It has been designed to help members reflect their current professional proficiency, identify areas for improvement and develop a learning plan that will address those areas that need improvement. Members will be required to complete the self assessment once every two years.

Once members have completed the Self-Assessment Questionnaire and have identified areas that need improvement, members should transfer the information to the Plan of Action Summary Sheet, which then becomes part of the member’s professional portfolio. Members should use the information from the summary sheet to develop a learning plan that will guide their CE and professional development.

Please refer to the Self-Assessment Handbook for assistance in completing the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.

Professional Portfolio

The professional portfolio consists of the following components:

  • the Professional Portfolio, where members document their continuing education activities; and
  • the Self-Assessment Plan of Action Summary Sheet.

Please refer to the Professional Portfolio Handbook for assistance in completing the Professional Portfolio. 

Participation is Mandatory

Every CCO member holding a general certificate of registration is required to maintain a professional portfolio, which will be made available to the QA Committee upon request or to the peer assessor during a peer assessment.

Chiropractors who become General members mid-cycle (eg., new members, members transferring from the inactive or retired class) will not be required to comply with that current cycle's requirements. They will be required to participate and report on self assessment and continuing education during the next cycle.

Members will be required to complete the Continuing Education and Professional Development Log as part of their registration renewal. In this document, members must demonstrate that they have completed their 40 hours of CE over a two-year cycle.

Reporting

The CE cycle is as follows:

  • 1st Cycle: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012
  • 2nd Cycle: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014
  • 3rd Cycle: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
  • 4th Cycle: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018

The first cycle is two-and-a-half years to help members become accustomed to this process. Each subsequent cycle will be two years.

Members will be required to complete their self assessment and CE requirements (i.e., 40 hours) once in each of the above cycles.

Following completion of each cycle, members will be required to complete the Continuing Education and Professional Development Log as part of their registration renewal. The first log, which will reflect CE activities between 2010 and 2012, will be due on January 1, 2013, with registration renewal.

Chiropractors who become General members mid-cycle (eg., new members, members transferring from the inactive or retired class) will not be required to comply with that current cycle's requirements. They will be required to participate and report on self assessment and continuing education during the next cycle.

Please see the self assessment, continuing education and professional portfolio tabs for more information and access to the relevant documents.

Legislation and Ethics Examination and Record Keeping Workshop

CCO will be holding the next sitting of the legislation and ethics examination and record keeping workshop on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the CCO office, 130 Bloor Street, Suite 902, Toronto, ON M5S 1N5.

Please complete the legislation and ethics examination application and submit it to Ms Madeline Cheng, Registration Coordinator to apply for the examination. Please contact Ms Madeline Cheng at mcheng@cco.on.ca or 416-922-6355 ext. 113 for any questions.

Please see the record keeping workshop information sheet and apply using the record keeping workshop application form and submit it to Ms Rose Bustria, Administrative Asistant to apply for the workshop. Please contact Ms Rose Bustria at bustria@cco.on.ca or 416-922-6355 ext. 101 for any questions.