The Continuing Competency Committee (CCC) interprets ProDev. Interpretations include but are not limited to:

  • Classifying an activity into a particular category
  • Accepting an employment activity as Professional Practice
  • Approving or denying abatement

If the CCC interprets a professional development activity as inappropriate, the activity becomes ineligible for credit hours on the date it is published.

Published Interpretations

The CCC publishes all interpretations for reference by Association members:

Abatement - Parental leave

The CCC will, upon application from the member, consider requests for abatement for members who will be on parental leave. Abatement will generally consist of a reduction in the member's overall target for ProDev proportional to the time spent on leave. For example, a member who is on leave for 12 months of the 3-year reporting period will generally be approved for a target of 160 professional development hours. If the leave is less than 6 months in a calendar year, members are expected to continue to meet the requirement of a minimum of 3 categories in each year.

Minimum Level of CPD Hours Required

All members that are continuously employed (part time or full time) must always obtain a minimum of 90 hours over the 3-year reporting period, in the 5 categories outside of the Professional Practice category.

Abatement - Number of Categories

The CCC will consider applications for abatement requesting a reduction in the number of categories in a given a year. This interpretation was made in light of the fact that ProDev identifies a potential for abatement in the number of hours only, which would have had the potential to create a situation of non-compliance for members who are unable to participate in continuing professional development activities over a given calendar year.

Exemptions - Home Province

The committee agreed that exemption from ProDev will be allowed where the member is reporting to another acceptable reporting program, regardless of their home province, in accordance with Section 2.2 of ProDev.

Engineering Technologist Instructors at Red River College

The CCC recognizes the valuable contributions of RRC instructors to the engineering community and approves the work of an RRC engineering technology instructor for credit in the Professional Practice category of ProDev.

What if I am unsatisfied with an interpretation?

If you are a member who is unsatisfied with an interpretation given by the CCC, you may submit a request for reconsideration. The CCC may investigate with other resources while reconsidering the interpretation. The CCC will send you the new interpretation and will publish it on the website (below). If re-interpretation does not resolve your concern, you may request advice in accordance with By-law 15.2.9.

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