Practitioners that are on an employer-approved Leave of Absence have reduced Continuing Competence credit requirements.

Practitioners on any medical or parental leave are eligible for a credit reduction.

Practitioners on educational leave ARE NOT eligible for a credit reduction. Instead, practitioners can receive credits for post-secondary programs and courses upon submission of activities through the navigation portal.

Process:

  • Five credits for each month that the practitioner is on leave will be deducted from what is required of an active practitioner (120 credits).
  • Completion of any required competencies is expected of all practitioners that wish to renew their registration, regardless of being on Leave of Absence.
    Example: A practitioner is on maternity/paternity leave for 10 months, so a total of 50 credits is subtracted from the original requirement of 120 credits. In other words, the practitioner would be required to earn 70 credits, including those obtained by completing the required learning activity.

If you meet the criteria, here’s what you need to do

  1. Inform the College by email of the start and end dates of the Leave of Absence at ContinuingCompetence@collegeofparamedics.org.
  2. The College may request a confirmation of the Leave of Absence from the practitioner.

Note: Unemployment is NOT considered approved Leave of Absence. Regardless of employment status, registered practitioners are still required to fulfill all Continuing Competence credit requirements.