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Continuing Competence Program

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The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is a regulatory program that supports nurses to determine their learning needs, explore their accountability as self-regulated professionals and develop a learning plan to facilitate their ongoing continuing competence.

The CCP requirements apply to all RNs and NPs renewing their licence and all applicants seeking licensure except for those applying for a temporary licence given the nature and length of this licence.

Meeting the CCP Requirements

In 2018, nurses must meet the following CCP requirements in order to be eligible for an active-practising licence:

  1. Maintain nursing practice hours or complete nursing education. Click here to learn more.
  2. Participate in a reflective practice process which includes self-reflection, self-assessment and the development of a learning plan. Click here to get started.
  3. Confirm on the initial and annual application for licensure that a learning plan has been. Click here to get started.
  4. Complete the learning plan verification process if randomly selected. Click here to learn more.
  5. Pass the mandatory education quiz when required (this is not required for those seeking initial licensure or renewing their 2019 licence). Click here to learn more.

How to Meet the Requirements

There are resources available online to help you meet each of the CCP requirements. Follow the click here instructions and blue highlighted words to explore the CCP resources online. The CRNNS staff are also available to support you through this process. Visit the Frequently-Asked Questions or reach out to us at if you have any questions.

Next Steps

Once you have met all CCP requirements, you are eligible to apply for an active-practising licence with CRNNS. If you are unable to meet one or more of the requirements, you will be granted a time-limited active-practising licence, which will allow you to work for up to three months while you complete the remaining requirements.