CCP Audit Cancelled for the Coming Year

The CLPNM’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP) exists to ensure that Manitoba’s LPNs retain and continuously build upon their nursing knowledge, judgment and skill. The CLPNM recognizes that 2020 has involved a great deal of learning and change for all health care professionals, including LPNs. The CLPNM also recognizes that many of the learning opportunities originally available to LPNs in 2020 have been cancelled (e.g. in-person workshops or courses) or may have become more difficult to access (e.g. library resources). Therefore, in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the CLPNM Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Continuing Competence Program Audit.

What does this mean?

  • No one will be selected for the CCP Audit this year.
  • No registrants will be required to submit learning plans for review, as part of their 2021 renewal application.
  • No audit will take place from January – March 2021.

Is the Continuing Competence Program cancelled?

No. Only the audit. You are still expected to develop your nursing knowledge, judgment and skill each year you remain registered with the CLPNM. The CLPNM will simply trust that all LPNs have participated in a great deal of learning this year. You are still expected to conduct a self assessment, develop a learning plan and add your learnings and impact on practice in your portfolio. Remember that CCP auditors, on occasion, do request copies of portfolios for the previous four years.

If the pandemic is ongoing in 2021, will the CCP Audit be cancelled again?

Registrants should not expect that the 2021 (or any other future) audit will be cancelled, even if the pandemic is ongoing. As 2020 was the year in which most of us had to quickly learn and adapt to new circumstances, the Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the audit for this one year only.

If I was supposed to be audited in 2020, 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 2020 audit. Each year, the audit selection is by random sample. Unless you participated in the 2019 audit (conducted Jan – Mar 2020), you may be selected for the next CCP audit.