Conference participation will earn PD CECs
Professional development (PD) CECs are granted for verified participation in professional conferences that meet these criteria:
- Content falls within RMTs’ scope of practice.
- Conference presenters have professional clinical credentials that meet CMTBC’s criteria for practical education (see above) or academic credentials and recognition of expertise by their peers.
- Evidence-informed content.
- Practice-oriented – RMTs can be reasonably expected to gain knowledge directly relevant to practice and of benefit to patients.
- Verified attendance.
- Conference must be pre-approved by CMTBC’s Quality Assurance Committee. Conference organizers are asked to write to CMTBC’s Quality Assurance Committee, by emailing email@example.com, to obtain pre-approval of CECs. Requirements are verification of speakers, commitment to a conference venue, and detailed information of conference content to be included in the submission.
Note: a maximum of 7 CECs per day of a conference will be awarded in this category.
Online courses in practical education will earn PD CECs
PD CECs are granted for completion of online courses in practical education that meet these criteria:
- Instructor or institutional credentials (in the case that instructors vary) that meet published criteria for instructors (see above).
- Learning outcomes that are clearly articulated in the course material.
- Completion of assessments deemed appropriate to the learning outcomes, made available for review by CMTBC.
- Access to the course and its assessment/s is provided for course reviewers’ use (username and password, and other information required to view the complete course and assignments/exams).
- Content is within RMTs’ scope of practice as defined by the Massage Therapists Regulation of BC.
- Course content reflects core components of RMTs’ practice: assessment, treatment, and home care.
- Instruction is provided at a level that advances the basic education of RMTs at entry-to-practice level.
- Courses that consist entirely of home care instruction will provide evidence-informed education for the purpose of one-on-one instruction to patients in the areas of stretching, strengthening, and improved function in daily activities, at a level that builds upon and advances the knowledge and skills of RMTs at entry-to-practice level.
University courses will earn PD CECs
RMTs qualify for 14 professional development (PD) CECs for completion of a standard three-credit university course.
- RMTs will be required to submit a university transcript to confirm completion of a standard three-credit university course, to earn 14 CECs in Cycle 11.
- Registrants may pursue academic studies in a field of their choosing but it should support clinical practice.
- Anticipated learning outcomes include an enhanced understanding of research methods, critical thinking, and the role of evidence and peer review in academic studies.
- CMTBC recognizes universities as degree-granting institutions, up to and including doctoral degrees. Colleges that issue diplomas are not included in this category of CECs. In those instances where a college provides a university course and/or has degree-granting ability, the RMT shall submit clear documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval of 14 CECs.
- RMTs who complete a university course in languages other than English in countries outside of North America are responsible for obtaining government-certified translation of their documentation if they wish to receive CECs in Cycle 11.