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Quality Assurance

Introduction

RMTs are lifelong learners who continually assess and improve their practice. By participating in CMTBC’s Quality Assurance program, RMTs indicate to the public that they are maintaining continuing competence, as required by BC’s Health Professions Act. RMTs must meet quality assurance requirements to be eligible to renew registration each year.

CMTBC administers two-year continuing education cycles as part of its quality assurance program. RMTs are currently in Cycle 12, which runs from November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2021; the two-year cycle was extended by one year, to October 31, 2021, due to COVID-19. This extension applies only to activities approved by CMTBC for Continuing Education Credits (CECs); the deadline for the mandatory online course on Boundaries and Consent remains October 31, 2020. 

Cycle 12 quality assurance requirements

For information about Cycle 12 requirements, please see the following pages:

In accordance with CMTBC’s Bylaws, RMTs also maintain current certification in Standard First Aid (SFA)/CPR-C. RMTs must submit proof of current certification in SFA/CPR-C when registering for the first time and renewing registration, if your certification is due to expire prior to renewal, in the Registrant Portal.

Frequently asked questions about the QA program will be posted as Cycle 12 progresses.

Next generation Quality Assurance program

CMTBC is redesigning the Quality Assurance (QA) program to ensure its goals and outcomes are aligned with general principles shared by all of BC’s health regulatory colleges. The goal of BC health regulators is to develop QA programs that:

  • Are consistent with the mandate to protect the public,
  • Are fairly applied to all registrants,
  • Provide for assessments and methods appropriate for desired outcomes,
  • Provide feedback to support ongoing good practice or guide improvement in practice,
  • Are based on standards for safe, ethical, and competent core competencies,
  • Are based on available evidence,
  • Are meaningful and manageable for registrants,
  • Are feasible and cost effective, and
  • Protect registrants’ confidentiality.

The College is redesigning the QA program with input from registrants and guidance from an external consultant. 

CMTBC obtained registrant feedback through completion of a survey prepared by the consultant. Information on the survey and a link to complete it was sent by email to all BC RMTs in November 2018. The survey was available until January 31, 2019.

The next generation Quality Assurance program will launch in 2021.

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