All licensees are required to meet the continuing education requirements outlined below for each licence year. A licence year runs from
01JUN to 31MAY annually. If a licensee has been licensed for any part of a licence year, the individual must meet the full number of continuing education requirements,
whether the licence was active or inactive.
Below is information on a licensees requirement to maintain records and on Council audits. At the end of this page are links to each of the continuing education programs
(hours and type of education required) for each class of licence.
If you are a non-resident of British Columbia, you must meet the same requirements as a resident, with some exceptions and additions. Read this
NON-RESIDENTS Information Page.
Requirement to Maintain Records
- Licensees must ensure they have a valid
record of course completion. Check with the course provider in advance
to see if one is provided. If not, bring a form with you and ask the
facilitator to sign it at the end of the session. When attending a conference
with a number of different seminars, bring a summary sheet listing
seminar titles, dates and hours and have each presenter sign at the
end. A payment receipt will not be considered proof of attendance. You
must have attended the full seminar or course.
- Keep your proof of attendance records in a specific
continuing education file, along with sufficient information on how
the credit hours were determined. This includes topic outlines, the
presenters name and qualifications and the times and dates. Some
of this information may be in the course material.
- Records to support continuing education must be
kept for five years from the end of the licence period for which the education was used. Random
audits are conducted. If you do not have the supporting documentation,
Council may take disciplinary action, including invalidating the licence
Continuing Education Audits
When audited, licensees will be asked to provide proof of completion or
attendance for the continuing education taken. Original proof of attendance records will be
required. Where a course or seminar was claimed, licensees must include sufficient information
for Council to determine the content and length of the education as required under the Continuing
Education Program. Licensees are expected to make a timely response to
audit requests. Once the audit is completed, all original documents will
Click on the class of licence you hold below for details on your specific continuing education program: