CE: continuing education
CECs: continuing education credits
Cycle 13 runs from November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2022. It is the 13th continuing education cycle since CMTBC introduced two-year reporting cycles, outlined in the College Bylaws, Section 63.2.
Evidence: a body of substantiated information derived from credible sources and a systematic process of assessing numerical and narrative data. This is a working definition based on work CMTBC has undertaken with the Career Span Competence Collaborative. While the definition may change over time, it is in effect for the duration of Cycle 13 and will be applied without exception to applications for approval of CE activities in Cycle 13.
Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) is an approach to professional practice that integrates the best available research, practice context including RMTs’ scope of practice defined by BC’s Massage Therapists Regulation, patients’ perspectives, and the clinician’s own professional knowledge and skill. EIP requires clinicians to critically assess all information sources, to focus on facts and observations rather than opinions and traditions, and to be responsive to new knowledge.
There are two categories of CECs in Cycle 13:
Ten (10) EIP CECs are awarded for EIP CE activities that meet all these criteria for approval:
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RMTs enrolled in a degree program at a university qualify for 10 EIP CECs for completion of a standard three-credit university course that starts and ends in the time-frame of Cycle 13. A university course must meet the following criteria:
Please note: If you plan to complete a university course in a degree program for which you are enrolled and wish to receive CECs, you must submit the Cycle 13 application form for pre-approval of university courses.
If your university course receives pre-approval, retain the decision letter sent to you. Upon successful completion of the course (equivalent to “C” grade or higher), claim your CECs by uploading your decision letter together with your transcript into the Registrant Portal .
See Cycle 13 – Apply for Approval of Continuing Education Activities for application forms and information on applying for approval of continuing education activities not on the Cycle 13 – Approved Continuing Education Activities list. September 6, 2022 is the last date applications for approval will be accepted for inclusion in Cycle 13.
While CMTBC provides CECs for activities that meet the criteria for approval, the College cannot attest to the quality of the activities or of the instructors. Approval reflects confirmation that an activity meets published criteria for approval. It is always the individual registrant’s responsibility to select what is of value and will be transferred to his/her practice, within standards set by CMTBC.