Continuing Professional Development

Suggested Continuing Professional Development Resources

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program

Professional development is used to reference a wide variety of specialized training, formal education, and advanced professional learning intended to help applied biology professional registrants of the College of Applied Biology maintain, improve and expand their profession. This includes knowledge, competence and skills, and area(s) of expertise.

The purpose of a professional development program is to protect the public interest via an assessment of registrants' compliance with professional standards through 1) helping with professional development and 2) ensuring compliance. The College has three professional development programs in place. They are the Audit Program, the Practice Review Program and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Introduction to CPD as a Regulated Professional

The College has developed a webinar which covers the basics of the CPD program, including some common activities that can be claimed towards the CPD requirement. The webinar also provides a demonstration about how to record activities in the CPD tracking module in the registrant portal. At the end of the webinar, you will learn how to claim it as a CPD activity!

WATCH THE RECORDING DOWNLOAD THE FAQ

The slides from the recording can be viewed here. Furthermore, there were some questions from the session that we didn't have time to answer live, so the College has provided the answers via download here.


Suggested Resources

The below are some suggested resources that may be considered CPD activities. The below list is not exhaustive nor are any of resources endorsed by the College. Many of the resources are free and may cover a range of topics from applied biology, general science to business management, leadership and diversity. Refer to Policy 7 - 100: The Continuing Professional Development Program and the CPD Standard for information on CPD areas such as categories, criteria and associated claimable points. It is registrants' responsibility to ensure CPD activities align with the College’s criteria when claiming points.

Webinars

Podcasts

Online Courses

Publication Resources

Legal Resources: Legislation, regulation and court rulings

  • CANLII (a searchable website for legislation, regulation and legal cases that have resulted on in Canada)

Virtual Conferences and Events