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Quality Assurance

Overview – meeting the challenge

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.

Cycle 13 & Cycle 12

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:

  • Innovative: The two-year cycle is split into a standard requirement that all RMTs must complete in the first year, and completion of electives by the end of the second year.
  • Accommodating: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, completion of the previous Cycle’s requirements overlaps with the timeline of Cycle 13. For continuity, elective CEs in Cycle 13 include all CE activities approved in Cycle 12.

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.

Current quality assurance requirements

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, except for RMTs registered for the first time with CMTBC on or after November 1, 2021.

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:

  • Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) – a new CE category in Cycle 13. RMTs will earn 10 CECs for completion of each approved CE activity in this category, irrespective of the form the activity takes, and/or,
  • Approved Cycle 12 CE activities – approved Cycle 12 CE activities that are offered in Cycle 13 with the identical content/form/time/instructors are approved for Cycle 13.

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.

Important dates

September 6, 2021

October 31, 2021

September 6, 2022

October 31, 2022

Questions? Please contact [email protected].

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