Participating in continuing education activities and maintaining a log of these activites in a professional portfolio is an integral part of striving for excellence. The QA Committee developed the self assessment, peer and practice assessment and professional portfolio programs to help guide members in their CE and professional development activities. Requirements for these programs can be found in Standard of Practice S-003: Professional Portfolio.
Members are required to participate in 40 hours of CE over a two-year period, as determined by CCO. In accumulating the 40 hours. CCO requires members to:
To ensure members have complied with this provision, CCO’s registration renewal will require members registered in the General (i.e. active) class of registration for the entire CE cycle, to report on their CE activities every two years.
Members are only required to participate and report to CCO on CE activities if they are registered in the General class of registration for the entire CE cycle. As an example, if a member becomes registered in July 2021, they would be exempt from participating and reporting on CE activities for the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022 CE cycle. This member’s first CE reporting cycle would be the July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024 CE cycle. This exemption can also be indicated through the member portal. Members are still encouraged to participate in CE activities; however, the specific hours and reporting obligations are exempted until an individual is registered with CCO for an entire CE cycle.
CE Reporting is required to be made online through the Member Portal. Members can report on their CE activities for the current CE Cycle (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020) using the member portal. Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCO is extending the time period to complete the continuing education (CE) requirements for the current CE cycle (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020) until January 4, 2021. Members may continue to log and report their hours through the member portal. Members should choose online CE activities or virtual events and should not feel compelled to attend live events in order to fulfill CE requirements. Reporting must be completed by January 4, 2021.
CE activities must reflect those areas identified as needing improvement in members’ completed self assessments, peer and practice assessments and other areas of interest. In addition, CE activities must relate to chiropractic practice, and should enhance members’ professional knowledge base so they can provide the best chiropractic care possible to the public of Ontario.
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Starting in Cycle 4 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018), there are two mandatory components for structured Continuing Education:
Click to see the following links for additional information regarding the new CE requirements coming into effect for CE Cycle 4 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018):