The Continuing Competency Program (CCP) of the College is a quality-assurance program based on the belief that registered occupational therapists in Nova Scotia are competent professionals whose goals include maintaining and improving their level of competence based on accepted standards of professional practice.  The program aims to support, monitor, and ensure occupational therapists are competent practitioners.

The program includes three components:

  1. Competence Maintenance:

    This is the supportive component of the program. This component describes the basic activities required by all therapists to demonstrate that  they are engaging in reflective practice and complying  with regulatory requirements. 

  2. Competence Review:

    This is the evaluative component of the program. It assess therapists' skills, knowledge, and judgement required to provide safe, effective, and ethical services and to identify those registrants who may require improvement to practice.  This includes a written examination and a peer assessment process.  This component is currently under development.

  3. Competence Improvement

    This is the improvement component of the program for those registrants identified in competence review as having competence below acceptable standards. Recommendations for improvement are made by a peer assessment committee based on the results of competence review.