FAQ on Renewal and CCP
Throughout the year, the College receives a number of questions regarding renewal and/or CCP. We’ve provided the answers to these questions below.
If you need more information, please contact us.
- When can I start completing online renewal?
Registration renewal runs from March 1 to March 31 each year. You will receive an email in late February providing you with information on renewal.
- I don’t want to miss any information about renewal. How do I check that my contact information is correct?
At any time throughout the year, you can access the Registrant Portal to review your online profile and ensure that all information is current and correct. Regulated members must ensure the College has up-to-date contact information and should contact the College if they do not receive the email with renewal information by the end of February. Please ensure that you have added @collegeofdietitians.ab.ca to your safe-sender list to ensure you receive communications from the College.
- I forgot my credentials for the Registrant Portal. Where can I find this?
Every regulated member has a unique login. Your username is your email address and your personal password. If you have forgotten your password, please click “Forgot Your Password” or you can contact the College office to request a password reset.
- Why is it asking me to validate my online account?
Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA) is a critical security feature for protecting the accounts and sensitive information of users (registrants) within the College’s Registrant Portal, beyond the standard username and password combination. 2FA adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to enter a unique code sent to their email account to complete their login process. You can read more about this process and steps to complete the validation process in the Guide for Using the Registrant Portal.
- When can I start entering my CCP goals online?
All regulated members on the General Register should be updating their CCP Learning Plans throughout the year, including updating the Standard and Indicator (by referring to the completed CCP Self-Assessment) for any Learning Plan, as well as the corresponding learning goal, benefit to practice, and activity record (log of learning activities). When completing renewal, regulated members will be required to enter reflections on learning for each learning plan and submit.
If you have completed your learning plans ahead of renewal, the College encourages you to prepare the reflection section for each CCP learning plan. Please refer to the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Manual for more information.
During Renewal, the CCP Self-Assessment will be required for identifying your learning goals for the upcoming year.
- I became a regulated member of the College prior to October 1. Do I need to complete CCP goals for the current year?
Regulated members who were registered on the general register before October 1 of the current registration year are required to complete a minimum of two CCP learning plans for submission during renewal. Regulated members who were approved to the general register after October 1 of the current registration year are not required to submit CCP learning plans for the past year during Renewal. You will begin the Continuing Competence Program effective April 1, therefore you will be required to complete the CCP Self-Assessment and identify your learning plans for the upcoming year.
- I recently received authorization for a restricted activity. Do I need to submit a CCP learning plan for it during renewal?
If you have any Restricted Activities (RA) authorized at any time during the current registration year, you will be required to submit a CCP learning plan for each RA in addition to your other two learning plans. To add the RA Learning Plan, you will be required to complete a new CCP Self-Assessment which should include indicators for the mandatory two learning plans and the added restricted activity.
- I am on a leave of absence. Do I still need to complete my CCP?
Yes. Regardless of your employment status, to maintain your registration with the College you are required to complete the online renewal, CCP and payment of fees by March 31 of the current registration year. If you no longer wish to maintain your registration, you will be required to complete a resignation form online during March.
- How long do I have to keep my CCP documentation?
Regulated members are required to retain their CCP documentation for a minimum of 3 years. The College can request the documentation at any time.
- What is the annual practice permit fee amount for this year’s registration renewal?
The annual practice permit fee is $570.00 ($598.50 with GST). The fee can be paid online by credit card or by cheque made payable to the College of Dietitians of Alberta.
- Where can I access my practice permit and income tax receipt?
Once a complete registration renewal has been received in the College office, your practice permit and income tax receipt are available on the Registrant Portal. Most regulated members can expect to receive access to their online practice permit and receipt immediately after completing the online registration renewal with exception to regulated members submitting cheques and/or have an outstanding deficiency for their pending registration. Please note that the College does not send practice permits and official tax receipts by mail.
- How do I know if I am currently practicing dietetics?
The College has prepared a statement on Current Practice. You can view the document here. During registration renewal, all regulated members will be required to record their practice hours for each employment record, and complete a declaration regarding currency requirements. If you need more information on this, please contact our office.
- How do I know what my Area of Practice and Focus of Practice are?
In order for the College to get an accurate account of the area and focus of practice for the College’s regulated members, the College encourages regulated members to read the Descriptions of Area of Practice and Focus of Practice document. It includes information to assist you in determining your area and focus of practice.
Please refer to the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Manual for more information on the CCP requirements.
The College has developed a step-by-step Guide for Using the Registrant Portal. This resource contains a step-by-step guide through the Continuing Competence Program process and Annual Registration process. The College has also produced Demo Videos of select processes within the Registrant Portal. They can be viewed here.
If you have any questions regarding registration renewal or the Continuing Competence Program, please contact the College office.