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Alberta - Canada Continuing Education Requirements

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Alberta - Canada Registered Nurse (RN)

Approved Provider
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
CEs not required.
Formal continuing nursing education outside Canada (approval is required from the Registration Committee)

The Health Professions Act (HPA) requires CARNA to provide a continuing competence program for nurses. Nurses who hold a license/practice permit must meet the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) requirements as part of their annual registration renewal.

The CCP ensures that registrants engage in continual professional development, to maintain their competence and provide safe and competent care to the public.

There are three major steps. To begin each step, open MyCCP from MyCARNA.

Nurses must document the following and submit it to CARNA:
  • A self-assessment of their nursing practice against the Practice Standards for Regulated Members.
  • Constructive feedback that informs their learning goal for the year.
  • A Practice Standards indicator that relates to their learning goal and feedback.
  • A learning activity that met the learning goal identified by their feedback and chosen indicator.
  • An evaluation of the impact their entire learning plan had on their nursing practice.
  • Submit their plan in the online system and keep separate copies for their records.
A complete application includes:
  • A continuing competence learning plan
  • Completion of the Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Course
  • Updating your employer information
  • Reporting your practice hours (minimum of 1,125 required)
  • Answering the eligibility questions
  • Checking that you have read and understood the consent and declaration requirements
  • Payment of your renewal fee
College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Phone: 800-252-9392 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 11120 178 Street

Alberta - Canada Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Approved Provider
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
There are three parts
To begin each part, open MyCCP from MyCARNA.

Practice Reflection helps you identify and address your unique professional learning needs to grow and improve your practice.

Enter these, in any order, in a new MyCCP record when you apply for a practice permit or to renew your practice permit:

Select a practice standards indicator based on a self-assessment of your own nursing practice.

Create a learning objective based on the practice standards indicator you chose.

Continuing Professional Development identifies the learning activities you completed and evaluates how your learning has influenced your practice. You can complete this part at any time during the practice year.
Report a learning activity that you engaged in, which supports the learning objective you developed during Practice Reflection.

Evaluate the influence your learning has had on your current practice.

Collect feedback from others about your practice.

Alberta - Canada Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Approved Provider
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
Phone: 800-661-5877 Fax: 780-484-9069 Website: Visit Site Address: St. Albert Trail Place 13163 146 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4S8 Canada