Frequently Asked Questions

Continuing Education

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

Year of Graduation

Nov 1, 2012 - Oct 31, 2015
Current Con-Ed Window (I)


Nov 1, 2015 - Oct 31, 2018
Next Con-Ed Window (II)












0 (grace period)



0 (grace period)


2015 0 (grace period)  13


Explanation of table:

  1.  All Graduates 2010 and before require 40 credits in each window.
  2. 2011 Graduates require 27 credits in CEW I and 40 credits in CEW II.
  3. 2012 Graduates require 13 credits in CEW I and 40 credits in CEW II.
  4. 2013 Graduates require 0 credits in CEW I and 40 credits in CEW II.
  5. 2014 Graduates require 0 credits in CEW I and 26 credits in CEW II.
  6. 2015 Graduates require 0 credits in CEW I and 13 credits in CEW II.

How do I submit my credits to add to my file?

  • If the course is on the pre-approved list, just send in a copy of the certificate of attendance or a letter from the course provider stating that you attended. You may also update your personal credit history via the website, however a paper copy of the proof of attendance is still required.
  • If the course is not on the pre-approved list, the course provider must submit the Application for Credits form and all required documentation for assessment by the Con-Ed Committee (click here for the application form).

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.
If you do collect credits while in your grace period, you are allowed to carry over up to and including a maximum of 40 primary credits.

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).
Members are no longer permitted to submit courses for assessment.