Continuing Education and Competency Program - Audit

The purpose of the audit is to ensure CAHPPEI registrants are compliant with the CEC program requirements. The audit helps the College meet its mandate to govern its members in the public interest. The audit is required by the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), Section 60.1. Most self-regulated professionals have a competency program which includes an audit.

How the Audit Works

Registrants are required to declare whether they completed the CEC program on the online registration renewal form.

Every year (beginning approximately in July), a random selection of registrants will be required to submit their learning documents to the College for review. Registrants selected for the audit are notified by email and provided with instructions regarding the process and the documents they are required to submit. Submission of documents is time-sensitive and there are consequences of missing a submission deadline.

Once documents are received by the College, a committee of your professional peers reviews each one to determine if there is sufficient evidence of compliance with the program requirements. Compliance is achieved when learning goals or activities:

  • have been completed within the specific dates;
  • apply to your professional practice; and
  • have a sufficient reflective practice evaluation and accompanying credit hours.

Outcomes of the Audit

Typically, registrants are notified of the audit results within 14 (fourteen) days of the committee meeting.

There are three possible outcomes:

  1. Compliance with CEC can be determined, and no further action required;
  2. Compliance cannot be fully determined, and more information or clarity is required. Depending on the nature of what is required this may be done by phone or via regular/electronic mail; or
  3. There is no indication of compliance.

The registrant file will be flagged, and the Audit Committee will notify the Registrar, this continued non-compliance with the CEC program will result in:

  • The inability to renew your registration and the removal of your name from the College Registry
  • The inability to use a protected professional title [MRT(R), MRT(NM), MRT(MR), MRT(T), MLT, RRT]
  • Notification to your employer that you are no longer licensed to practice in the province of Prince Edward Island.

Audit Reminders

The audit is about reviewing documents outlining learning activities which have been completed in the previous registration year.

Learning activities falling outside the audit date range cannot be included in consideration of compliance unless the College authorizes those activities as part of the remediation process for registrants found to be non-compliant with the CEC program.

Registrants who choose not to participate in the CEC program will eventually be ineligible to renew their certificates of registration as outlined in Section 25 of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and Sections 15, 29, and 43 of the Allied Health Professionals Regulations.