The CMTBC-authored online course for 2024, on Indigenous cultural safety, humility, and anti-racism, has been launched and is now available for RMTs to complete.
The course supports RMTs in applying the new Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism (ICSHAR) Standard of Practice to their practices. The ICSHAR standard sets clear expectations for how RMTs are to provide culturally safe and anti-racist care for Indigenous patients.
All Practising RMTs are required to complete the ICSHAR course by October 31, 2024. Completion of the course will be a registration renewal requirement for 2025.
There is no cost to RMTs for initial enrollment in the ICSHAR course. Should an RMT not successfully complete the course by the October 31 deadline, a re-enrollment fee of $75, in accordance with CMTBC Bylaws, will be applied to retake the course.
All Practising RMTs have been automatically enrolled in the course and will receive a welcome email indicating that the course is available in the CMTBC Online Course Portal (Brightspace). For information on how to access your Online Course Portal (Brightspace) account and complete the course, see the CMTBC Online Courses page.
Completion of the course is a requirement of the redesigned Quality Assurance (QA) program. Another component of the QA program, the Practice Development Program, will launch the week beginning January 29, 2024. CMTBC will issue a news story to communicate when the PDP has launched.
See the September 26, 2023 CMTBC news story for background on the development of the ICSHAR standard and online course.