Frequently Asked Questions
When does the current Con-Ed window close?
The current window runs from November 1st, 2012 to October 31st, 2015.
How many competency credits do I need to collect in this window?
Refer to the table below to determine your credit requirements, according to your year of graduation.
Continuing Education Windows
Explanation of table:
How do I submit my credits to add to my file?
Where do I find a list of MTAS approved workshops/courses?
There is a complete list of approved courses in the Members Only section of the website - from the home-page click on "Member Log-In" in the large orange box. Once you are in this section, click on Continuing Education, then Pre-Approved Courses for the searchable database.
Who does the assessment of workshops/courses?
The Competency Director and a committee of member volunteers meet four times each year to assess members' requests for competency credits.
Is there a fee to have a course assessed for credits?
The fee is $100.00 + GST.
I'm a new graduate - do I need to collect competency credits immediately?
No, you are eligible for a grace period of two years. Refer to the table above in item #2.
What happens if I can't collect the required number of credits in the window?
There is a process in place for this. Please refer to the section "Extenuating Circumstances" under the Continuing Education navigation heading.
I have been practicing for a long time and have been to all of the courses in which I am interested. Why do I still have to collect credits?
No profession is static. Every profession’s methods, procedures and practices advance with time, and any professional who doesn’t keep pace with up-to-date knowledge and skills is left behind with skills that may not properly apply. It is also every professional’s responsibility to stay current in their profession in order to provide the best knowledge, skills and service to their clients. This is especially true in health professions where outdated knowledge can be harmful to clients. It is also critically important to professionals who acquired their education and training many years past. Continuing professional development is designed to address these issues.
How to I submit a course for assessment by the Comptency Committee?
The course provider must submit the application - they should use this form (click here for the application form).