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Criteria for Approval of Continuing Education Activities

September 6, 2018 was the deadline for applications for approval for inclusion in Cycle 11. Applications are no longer accepted.

Practical Education (PE)

Practical education continuing education credits (CECs) are granted for completion of courses that meet these criteria:

  • Course is offered in person.
  • Hands-on learning – participants learn and practice course content with instructor support and input.
  • 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.
  • Courses that consist entirely of home care instruction will provide evidence-informed education for one-on-one instruction to patients in stretching, strengthening, and improving function in daily activities.
  • Demonstrable learning outcomes and a means to assess that they are met.
  • Instruction is provided at a level that advances the basic education of RMTs at entry-to-practice level.
  • Instructor/s credentials meet the following requirements:

Instructor credentials

  • Practicing clinician/professional who, at minimum, has equivalent knowledge and competencies to that of BC RMTs.
  • The instructor can reasonably be expected to teach RMTs safe and effective assessment, treatment, and home care knowledge and skills within a health care context.
  • Holds current registration or certification in their profession.
  • In good standing with the instructor’s regulatory body, and holds a status that is equivalent to active status.

If an instructor is not a member of their regulatory body in the jurisdiction/s where they practice, they are not appropriately credentialed.

A curriculum vitae and support documents, as necessary, will be submitted with the application for course approval. Links to websites or a brief biography are inadequate.

While it may be difficult to determine that internationally credentialed instructors meet the required criteria, the College intends to confirm these criteria. It is the responsibility of the instructor/s to assist in this process. Course approval may be delayed as a result.

Professional Development (PD)

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 info@cmtbc.ca, 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 info@cmtbc.ca 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.

Apply for approval of continuing education courses not on the Approved Activities list

CMTBC maintains an Approved Continuing Education Activities List that includes courses that meet the above criteria. If you wish to receive CECs for a practical education course (hands-on) or professional development course (online) that is not on the list, you must apply for approval of the course. See Apply for Course Approval.

Please note: September 6, 2018 is the last date applications for approval will be accepted, for inclusion in Cycle 11.

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