RMTs are lifelong learners who continually assess and improve their professional practice. By participating in CMTBC’s Quality Assurance program, RMTs demonstrate that they are maintaining continuing competence as required by BC’s Health Professions Act. RMTs must meet quality assurance requirements to be eligible to renew registration.
RMTs are currently in Cycle 13, which runs from November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2022. The two-year continuing education (CE) cycle is set out in CMTBC’s Bylaws. Cycle 13 is both innovative and accommodating:
As an accommodation for challenges caused by COVID-19 restrictions, CMTBC adjusted the deadline to complete Cycle 12 CE activities to October 31, 2021. For this reason, there are presently two Approved Continuing Education Activities lists, covering Cycle 13 and Cycle 12. Access the lists from the Approved Continuing Education Activities page and also inside the Registrant Portal, where RMTs report completed CE credits.
All RMTs must complete CMTBC’s online course, titled Code of Ethics & Practice Environment Standard, by October 31, 2021. Completion of the online course via CMTBC’s Learning Centre is a requirement for registration renewal for 2022. All RMTs are subject to this requirement, including new registrants.
RMTs will earn 10 continuing education credits (CECs) toward Cycle 13 requirements, upon successful completion of the Code of Ethics & Practice Environment Standard course. For detailed information on the Code of Ethics & Practice Environment Standard course, and other CMTBC online courses, see the CMTBC Online Courses page.
In addition, RMTs will complete continuing education (CE) activities approved for credit by CMTBC’s Quality Assurance Committee. CE activities in this category are electives – RMTs can select which activities to complete. Activities can be selected from the Cycle 13 – Approved Continuing Education Activities list, or RMTs can submit an application for approval of a new activity, under Cycle 13 Criteria for Approval. CMTBC will post a Cycle 13 – Apply for Approval of Continuing Education Activities page.
In Cycle 13, RMTs receive CECs for completing approved CE activities in two categories:
New applications submitted for approval after September 6, 2021, will be reviewed only in the Evidence Informed Practice category of CE electives.
RMTs who still have a Cycle 12 CEC requirement must complete approved Cycle 12 CE activities by October 31, 2021.
In accordance with CMTBC’s Bylaws, RMTs must also maintain current certification in Standard First Aid (SFA)/CPR-C. SFA/CPR-C certification is a requirement for all RMTs who hold practising status.
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Questions? Please contact [email protected].