Continuing Competence Program

CAP defines competence as a multidimensional construct that is generally considered to be comprised of knowledge, skill, judgement, and diligence. Competence is determined by the entrance to practice requirements and then maintained through participation in the Continuing Competence Program. 

CAP’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP) has three main purposes:

  1. Meet the Health Professions Act (HPA) Section 50(1) requirement regarding continuing competence for regulated health professionals.
  2. Contribute to public protection by ensuring the public receives safe, ethical, and competent professional services.
  3. Elevate the profession’s reputation by promoting the pursuit of excellence in professional practice. 

Introduction to the CAP CCP Video

The following video provides helpful information about the role and design of the CCP so that regulated members are aware of the annual requirements for the profession.

In addition to the print materials, members are encouraged to review the CAP’s YouTube channel for how-to demonstrations for the online CCP program. 
Click here for the CCP demo playlist.  

For additional information see the CCP Resources section below.

CCP Resources

The following section provides a full description of CAP’s Continuing Competence Program as well as resources and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and answers to assist psychologists as they navigate through the program.

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CCP Manual for Members

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Supporting Documentation

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CCP Self-Declaration Form

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CCP Quick Start Guide

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CCP How to Tech Guide

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CCP Optional Paper 
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CCP Optional Paper
Planning Tool

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The CAP Monitor - Issue 67

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CCP Submission Dates for the 2023/24 Practice Permit Year

Activities completed between April 1 and March 31 count toward that same CCP year.

Feb 01, 2023 -
March 31, 2023

MyCAP Login practice permit renewal opens.

Members will complete Step 3 for the 2022/23 year and Steps 1 and 2 prior to renewing for the 2023/24 practice permit year.

April 01, 2023 -
January 31, 2024

Members can amend their practice profile and goals. Members can also log their completed activities (Step 3).

Feb 01, 2024 -
March 31, 2024

MyCAP Login practice permit renewal opens.

Members will complete Step 3 for the 2023/24 year and Steps 1 and 2 prior to renewing for the 2024/25 practice permit year.

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