Continuing Competence Program

The Health Professions Act requires that all Colleges have a Continuing Competence Program in place. To maintain their registration with the College, Registered Dietitians and Registered Nutritionists must participate in the mandatory program of the College. The program is designed to ensure regulated members remain competent and provide safe, ethical service that meets or exceeds professional standards.

The Health Professions Act defines competence as “the combined knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment required to provide professional services.” Professional competence involves the interaction and integration of knowledge, critical thinking, judgment, attitudes, skills, values and beliefs.

The Continuing Competence Program of the College of Dietitians of Alberta focuses on maintaining professional competence and enhancing the provision of professional services with respect to the Standards of Practice (2018-2023). The Continuing Competence Program is flexible, outcome-based and designed to support the professional growth and development of regulated members in a way that enhances their career and personal goals.

Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Manual

The College has developed a Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Manual which all regulated members should be familiar with. The CCP Manual contains comprehensive information on the following:

  • What is the Continuing Competence Program
  • Legislation and Regulatory Documents
  • Continuing Competence Requirements
  • How to Meet CCP Requirements
  • Resources Available to Regulated Members

It is the responsibility of all regulated members to ensure they have read the CCP Manual and are meeting all requirements of the program each year of registration.

Click here to access the CCP Manual (updated February 2024)