Continuing Competence Audit Guide

Continuing Competence Audit Guide2019-01-08T09:47:04+00:00

Continuing Competence Audits

As part of the Alberta College of Paramedic’s Continuing Competence (CC) program, regulated members are required to undergo an assessment to evaluating their competence activities. This assessment is conducted in the process of an audit of a regulated member’s competence activities recorded for the previous CC cycle.

The 2019 audit focuses on validating activities recorded for the 2017/2018 CC cycle. All members selected to participate are required to produce proof of completion for the activities recorded on their profile in the member portal.

As this is a shortened registration period, approximately 300 members will be selected to participate. For the 2019 audit, members who fall into two categories have been selected as follows:

  • Group One: 10% of members who renewed on December 31, 2018, randomly selected
  • Group Two: All members who recorded CC activities between December 25, 2018 and February 12, 2019

Once you have received the official email notice that you have been selected:

1. Sign into the member portal and go to Continuing Competence Records

2.Review and compile documentation for all of your activities recorded for the 2017/2018 CC cycle
All documentation must be clear and legible. Please use a scanner to create an electronic copy if you only have a paper copy. Do not send photos of the documents taken from your phone.

Proof of Completion Documentation

All proof of completion documentation must include the following:

  • Continuing Professional Development provider name and branding
  • Name of activity undertaken
  • Your name
  • Date completed
  • Number of hours awarded

The College will accept the following as proof of completion documentation:

  • Certificates of completion
  • Activity logs
  • Transcripts
  • Official letters of completion

The College will not accept receipts for courses as proof of completion documentation.

3.Email or mail copies of your documentation to: audit@collegeofparamedics.org
or Alberta College of Paramedics, #220, 2755 Broadmoor Blvd., Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2W7.
(Mailed copies will not be returned. Do not send original documents.)

  Group ONE Group TWO
Official Notice Week of January 7, 2019 Week of February 11, 2019
Submission Deadline February 15, 2019 March 15, 2019
Reviews Conducted February 26 – 27, 2019 March 21-22, 2019
Results Provided On or before March 30, 2019 On or before April 21, 2019

ALL notice and results will be sent to the email address on the member’s profile in the member portal. Members, please make sure your email address is correct and that it is not full.

Audits are conducted by at least two members from either the Competence or Registration Committee. There are two results from an audit: Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.

Decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • Review of activities recorded
  • Relevance of activities to the profession and/or member’s practice
  • Review of member’s written evaluation
  • Proof of completion documentation
    (Members who have had their credits adjusted due to a leave of absence will be required to provide documentation that confirms the leave of absence.)

Results will be emailed no later than 30 days from the date of the review. If the results are unsatisfactory, directions to correct the issues identified will be provided to the regulated member. Only when the corrections have been made by the regulated member will the results of the audit be deemed satisfactory.

Any member who fails to comply with the submission of their documentation and/or any resulting directions to correct issues according to the timelines set out may have their practice permit suspended and/or cancelled until such times as the requirements of this process are met.

Questions

Please contact continuingcompetence@collegeofparamedics.org if you have any questions regarding the CC audit process.