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Cycle 12 – what’s in store for RMTs?

Cycle 12 runs from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2020.

Continuing education courses and credits/CECs

Requirements for Cycle 12 largely mirror those of Cycle 11, except that RMTs who are inactive for the entire cycle will now be required to earn 12 continuing education credits (CECs). Additional details will be provided to explain course approval criteria and activities that qualify for CECs in Cycle 12.

As in Cycle 11, all CEC requirements can be met by online learning.

Next Generation Quality Assurance – (optional) survey participation earns Cycle 12 CECs

CMTBC is working with Dr. Susan Glover Takahashi on development of the College’s Next Generation QA Program that will follow Cycle 12. As part of Dr. Glover Takahashi’s work, all RMTs will be asked to provide input to her research team by completing an optional online survey. The survey will be sent to RMTs by the research team early in November 2018, and is intended to gather information about RMT practice to help CMTBC develop the Next Generation QA Program. CMTBC will receive only the aggregated results of the survey, meaning that individual responses will not be identifiable by CMTBC. Participation is optional, but CMTBC is hopeful that most RMTs will complete the survey so that development of the new QA program is informed by as much data as possible about RMT practice.

Seven CECs will be awarded to any RMT who completes the survey between November 2018 and January 31, 2019. However, the survey consultants may decline to award credits if the registrant’s survey form is not fully completed and done in a professional manner. CMTBC has chosen to award these CECs in recognition of the critical importance of receiving thorough, accurate, and honest information from RMTs about their practice.

CMTBC online course material in Cycle 12: professional boundaries and informed consent

Online course completion of material authored by CMTBC will again be required. Topics to be addressed are professional boundaries and informed consent.

This material will be delivered in one mandatory online course awarded 10 CECs in Cycle 12. The course will be available in the final quarter of 2019, and must be successfully completed by October 31, 2020. In response to RMTs’ feedback on Cycle 11’s online courses, learning tools will be included throughout the online course, including end-of-module quizzes and a larger number of questions in the end-of-course exam. Many RMTs commented that a short exam reduces the opportunity to achieve 70% to pass.

Details on Cycle 12, including application forms for course approvals, will be posted on the Quality Assurance webpages of CMTBC’s website over the next two weeks.

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