Continuing Competence Program

The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) fulfills CAP's regulatory and professional obligations as set out by the Health Professions Act and by our own Standards of Practice. Participation in the CCP is required for regulated members.

The CCP is a yearly program running from April 1 to March 31. Each year, members must engage in and document continuing competence activities that satisfy the requirements of the program. In general, the program requires the following minimums:

  • 8 hours of activities in Professional Knowledge & Practice
  • 8 hours of activities in Ethics & Jurisprudence Knowledge & Practice
  • 8 hours of activities in Professional Engagement
  • A declaration of involvement in Wellness activities (i.e., no specific hours required)
  • Included in any of the above areas, 4 hours of Indigenous-Focused Training. (These 4 hours are included in the 24 hours listed above, not in addition to them.)

This equates to 24 hours total of declared activities per permit year.

At the beginning of the year, members set CCP goals for the upcoming year (April 1 - March 31). These goals can change over the year. At the end of the year, members confirm completed activities and provide supporting documentation. Members may update their CCPs throughout the year, including adding supporting documentation (via the MyCAP Login).

Need further information or help?

CAP has designed a series of webpages and resources to assist members in understanding and completing the CCP:

  • CCP Resources (below) include the CCP Manual and the Self-Declaration Form (an option for tracking your activities throughout the year and for use as supporting documentation).
  • The Competence Area Examples webpage provides further definitions of CCP competence areas, and examples of activities and supporting documentation.
  • The Frequently Asked Questions webpage contains a plethora of information about the CCP. We recommend searching this page for answers to your CCP questions.
  • The Technology Tips webpage offers general tips for successfully accessing and completing the CCP via your MyCAP Login.
  • The Audit webpage offers general information on the yearly CCP Audit.
  • The Frameworks webpage outlines the various legal, regulatory, and principles-based frameworks for the CCP.
  • Dates and sequencing of CCP steps are laid out below the Resource section of this page. 

If you still have questions about the CCP, please reach out to us using the feedback form at the bottom of this page.

CCP Resources

The following section provides resources to assist psychologists as they navigate through the CCP.

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CCP Manual for Members

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CCP Self-Declaration Form

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CCP Optional Paper
Planning Tool

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CCP Submission Dates for the 2024/25 Practice Permit Year

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

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.

April 01, 2024 -
January 31, 2025

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

Feb 01, 2025 -
March 31, 2025

MyCAP Login practice permit renewal opens.

Members will complete Step 3 for the 2024/25 year and Steps 1 and 2 prior to renewing for the 2025/26 practice permit year.

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