The CDTA Competency Management System
Welcome to the College of Dental Technologists of Alberta (CDTA) and our updated online Continuing Competence Management System for the College's Continuing Competence Program (CCP).
The Continuing Competence Program is a system of assessing, maintaining, enhancing and monitoring ongoing knowledge, skills, attitude and judgment of a health care professional. The CCP is a way of ensuring a high-level of expertise, competence and ethical behaviour in performing the job. The CCP is mandated by Alberta's Health Professions Act.
Continuing Competence Program Steps
Here are the 4 steps you need to complete each year to comply with the College's Continuing Competence Program.
1. Self-Assessment of Practice: rate your practice strengths by completing the self-assessment forms based on competency elements documented in the CDTA Competency Profile; review and update at least once a year.
2. Analysis of Self-Assessment Results: analyze your self-assessments ratings, especially the DEV(2) and DTE(4) to identify and prioritize areas for continued and new learning.
3. Personal Learning Plans / Records: prepare your annual learning plan based on your self-assessments; as you complete your learning activities, update your learning plan records.
4. Learning Activities Reviews / Evaluations: provide anonymous feedback to the College and your colleagues on the quality and value of learning events in which you participated.
IMPORTANT: Your competency data is saved in real time, so there is NO need to "submit" or "send" it.
The CDTA Continuing Competence Program cycle begins on January 1st of one year and continues through to December 31st of the same year. This means you begin a new set of CC Program documents on January 1st.
CDTA Members must login using their username and password in order to access the various components of the Continuing Competence Program and their CCP SA forms, learning plans / records.
If you have any questions, or require more information or a username and password, please contact us using the Contact Us form.