Continuing Competence Program

COVID-19 Update: The NBAD Board of Directors have approved to extend the registration renewal deadline until May 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm. This includes the submission of the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) for 2019/2020, submission of CCP learning goals for 2020/2021, profile update, practice update and fees.

Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Requirements
NBAD’s mandate is public protection and to ensure the population receives the very best level of practice from Registered Dietitians. The CCP is based on the NBAD Act, Regulations, By-Laws and Code of Ethics as well as the Standards of Practice and Essential Competencies for Dietetic Practice adapted with the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP). Active and Temporary members of NBAD need to maintain a learning portfolio as documentation of their commitment to lifelong learning and improving competence as a healthcare professionals.

Please consult our additional resources:
CCP Frequently Asked Questions
Guide to Writing SMART Learning Goals
Learning Activity Examples
Supporting Document Examples
Example of an online CCP submission
CCP Annual Timelines Calendar


CCP – Year 2019

The 2019 CCP Member Workbook was sent out by email to members on October 31, 2018. Members will be required to use this workbook for their 2019 continuing education (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020).

2019 CCP Member Workbook


CCP Audit – Year 2019

The CCP Audit for the registration year 2019 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The CCP Audit will resume next year.


CCP – Year 2020

The 2020 CCP Member Workbook was sent out by email to members on October 31, 2019. Members will be required to use this workbook for their 2020 continuing education (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021).

October 31, 2019 – Message to members
2020 CCP Member Workbook


Retention of Supporting Documentation
NBAD may request to review a member’s supporting documentation at any time. Members must keep these documents for a minimum of five years and are responsible for the retention of their documentation.


Quality Assurance Policies

8. Quality Assurance Program
8.1 Quality Assurance
8.1.1 Audits for the Continuing Competence Program
8.1.2 Evaluation of Continuing Competence Program Portfolio
8.1.3 Nonparticipation of the Quality Assurance Program
8.2 Continuing Education Records
8.2 Record Keeping of the Continuing Competence Program
8.3 Extension Requests

8.3.1 Request for Extension of Submission of Continuing Competence Program
8.3.2 Request for Extension of Continuing Competence Program Portfolio for Audit