Continuing Competence Program

CAP defines competence as a multidimensional construct that is generally considered to be comprised 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. For additional information see the CAP CCP Member Guide below under the CCP Resources section.

CCP Submission Dates for the 2022/23 Practice Permit Year

Feb 01, 2022 -
March 31, 2022

MyCAP Login access to CCP opens.

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

April 01, 2022 -
January 31, 2023

MyCAP Login access to CCP Step 3 opens for the 2022/23 practice permit year.

Members can amend their practice profile and goals as well as document their activities. 

Feb 01, 2023 -
March 2023

Members complete Step 3 and finalize their CCP activities for the current 2022/23 practice permit year.

MyCAP Login access to CCP Steps 1 and 2 opens for the 2023/24 practice permit year.

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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Member Program Guide

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CCP Sample Goals

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CCP Sample Activities

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The CAP Monitor - Issue 67

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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CCP Implementation Survey

Member feedback is important. Your contribution is anonymous and will become part of a collection of information to inform the program. Click here to begin a short survey.

If you have any questions, please use the email form below. 

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