It’s Not Too Late! Join the Competence Committee
Do you have an interest in ensuring Albertans receive safe and competent OT services? Are you interested in supporting ACOT with the review and evaluations of continuing competence program (CCP) submissions? Perhaps you’d like to provide input on our review and evaluation and practice visit policies and processes? If so, ACOT’s Continuing Competence Committee might be a great fit for you! We are searching for four more Competence Committee Members.
Committee members are appointed to serve for a term of two or three years, to provide continuity through overlapping membership. The Continuing Competence Committee meets on a biannual basis in addition to the training and participation required for the (1) CCP Review and Evaluation and (2) Practice Visits. Committee members are provided with training and opportunities to inform our policies and procedures. The time commitment is approximately 5 hours for training and 20 hours for review and evaluations occurring in the spring and summer, then a further approximately 5 hours for training and 20 hours for practice visits occurring in the fall and winter. Committee members are paid for training time and any review and evaluations or practice visits that they do. New Committee members will be provided with an orientation to the work in late 2022, then join continuing Committee members in early 2023 to prepare for the next review and evaluation cycle that will start in the spring.
If you are interested in this important role, and have a minimum of five years practice experience, please contact Alanna.Ferguson@acot.ca by November 15, 2022, noting any relevant background experience you have that may help your performance of this role.
Continuing Competence Autumn Meet Ups
Do you need a refresher on why you must complete the CCP? Do you want a review of Reflective Practice and how to incorporate it throughout your CCP? Do you want guidance on what content to include in each component of the CCP? Do you want an ACOT staff member to review a CCP from the first component through to the last? Would you like the opportunity to get quick and easy advice from an ACOT staff member while you login and add content to your own CCP?
If so, join us for our 30 mins, Autumn CCP Meet Ups. No need to pre-register, just click on the link for the session date/time below.
eLearning Mandatory Module
The 2022 National eLearning Module on the ACOTRO, ACOTUP & CAOT Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada (2021) is now available in both English and French.
The national eLearning module was developed by the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO), to educate occupational therapists about the 2021 Competencies.
You will have until the end of February 2023 to complete the online module.
You can access the eLearning module here: https://ot-elearning.skillbuilder.co/
2022 National eLearning Module Tips
Ensure a completed status: The system provides ACOT with the names of those who have completed the modules, so there is no need to add the module reflection sheet to your ACOT continuing competence program (CCP) learning plan or learning records. Although you are welcome to add them into your CCP if you wish for your own tracking purposes.