CCP Audit Cancelled

Recognizing the ongoing impact of the Pandemic on health care professionals, including LPNs, the CLPNM Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Audit.

The audit of registrants’ CCP activities in 2021 would normally begin by having 10% of registrants submit their CCP learning plans in the fall of 2021, as part of their application for 2022 registration renewal. As a result of the Board’s decision, CCP submissions will not be required this year.

Does this mean that LPNs do not need to participate in continuing competence activities this year?
No. All LPNs are still expected to develop their knowledge, judgment and skill in 2021. In the context of the ongoing Pandemic, the CLPNM is confident that all LPNs have participated in a great deal of learning in both 2020 and 2021. As an LPN, you are still expected to conduct a self-assessment, develop learning plans and add your learnings and impact on practice to your portfolio. In future years, CCP auditors may request copies of portfolios for previous years.

If the Pandemic is ongoing in 2022, will the CCP Audit be cancelled again?

LPNs are encouraged to not expect that the CCP Audit will be cancelled again in future years, even if the Pandemic is ongoing. The CLPNM Board of Directors will make the decision on a year-by-year basis, noting that continuing competence is a professional requirement as per The Licensed Practical Nurses Act and the CLPNM Standards of Practice.

If I was supposed to be audited this year, does that mean I will now not be selected for audit until the next four-year audit cycle?

No. No one was selected for the 2021 audit. Anyone who was not selected for audit in 2019 (which was the first year of a new four-year audit cycle) may be selected for the next audit.

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