Mandatory continuing professional development expectations are implemented by most regulators and are intended to concentrate on ways that practitioners learn and develop throughout their careers. CPD is also used as a tool to infer current competence.
The by-laws require class 1 licensees to report their continuing professional development plans annually, and for licensees re-entering practise (i.e., reinstatement to class 1 from class 2 or suspension) to demonstrate they meet continuing professional development requirements, as prescribed by the Registrar.
CPD requirements have not yet been set . The continuing professional development requirements will be set after consultation with the profession, incorporating evidence and best practices in continuing competency, and recognizing that a significant proportion of licensees are also regulated by other bodies (such as lawyers and engineers) that also mandate similar requirements.