The Quality Assurance Committee recently approved policies relating to the enhanced Quality Assurance (QA) Program, including the new case-based assessment (CBA). See below for highlights and read the new policies here: Quality Assurance Program Policies.
How do the new policies affect registrants?
The QA Program continues to include the following main components:
a) self-assessment and professional development (PD);
b) peer and practice review activities; and
c) remedial education as directed by the Quality Assurance Committee.
Registrants are no longer required to develop or submit a learning plan as part of their professional development requirements.
All registrants are still required to complete at least one self-assessment and 40 hours of professional development (learning) activities during their reporting cycle and report every two years by completing an attestation. New registrants are expected to complete at least one self-assessment within 60 days of their initial date of registration.
Registrants are required to keep records of their professional development activities in a professional portfolio. The professional portfolio must include at minimum a learning record log and documentation to verify participation in the learning activities. Registrants are not required to submit their professional portfolios to CRPO unless requested.
To find out your PD reporting cycle, see Professional development requirements and FAQs.
Peer and practice review
All registrants will be selected to participate in a peer and practice review (PPR) approximately once every five years.
The first step in a PPR is to complete the case-based assessment (CBA). Registrants who complete the CBA will generally receive positive feedback and written guidance on where to focus their professional development efforts. Some registrants may be required to participate in a peer-assisted review of their practice.
See Peer and Practice Review for details, including selection criteria, outcomes, and FAQs.
The 2023 CBA dates are as follows:
Spring CBA: Friday, May 26 to Sunday, June 4, 2023
Fall CBA: Friday October 27, 2023 to Sunday, November 5, 2023
Registrants who have been randomly selected for the May 2023 CBA will be notified the week of February 27, 2023.