Continuing Competence Program

For the Continuing Competence Program Frequently Asked Questions, click here (PDF)

Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) are life-long learners demonstrating that they continually assess and improve their practice by participating in the continuing competence component of the CRPNBC Quality Assurance Program.

To support and ensure ongoing professional development and continuing competence, RPNs complete the following activities annually:

  • Self-Assessment
  • Peer Feedback
  • Professional Development (Learning) Plan
  • Portfolio to contain evidence

In order renew your registration you must report your annual completion of these quality assurance activities on the Annual Continuing Competence Review Form. The form is located on the CRPNBC website in “My Record” and can be completed from mid-September until October 31 of each year.

For registrants returning to Practicing registration (e.g. from Non-practicing) you too must complete the quality assurance activities as per CRPNBC Bylaw 52(1)(a). This requires submission of a completed Returning to Practicing Registration Continuing Competence Review form which will be sent to you when you apply for Practicing Registration.

RPNs must also meet the requirement of a minimum 1400 practice hours in the past five years.

For an overview of the continuing competence process, click here.

1. Annual Continuing Competence Review

2. Self-Assessment

3. Peer Feedback

4. Developing a Learning Plan

5. Developing a Portfolio



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