According to the Continuing Competence Program (CCP), College registrants are required to complete two hours of learning for every month they are on the general register. For most registrants, this translates to 24 hours of continuing education required annually.
Following is a list of learning activities which can be used to support a registrant’s practice and comply with CCP requirements. Acceptable learning activities include, but are not limited to, reading books and journals, taking courses, preceptoring, and delivering professional presentations.
Satisfactory CCP Learning Activities
Satisfactory Learning Activities are those that contribute to a registrant’s professional development.
Below is a list of learning activities that the Competence Committee has determined to be satisfactory, satisfactory with time restrictions, or unsatisfactory.
Without limiting the scope of the statements above, the Committee has determined that:
Satisfactory Learning Activities
- When a registrant delivers a presentation/lecture, it is recognized that this involves professional learning. In light of this, the registrant may use the time spent in preparation for this activity and the time spent delivering this presentation/lecture one time towards the CCP requirements.
Satisfactory Learning Activities with Time Restrictions
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) time may be counted for up to four hours per CCP cycle. Any CPR hours exceeding four hours are not considered to add to the satisfactory learning requirement.
- ACMDTT courses, including the Regulation Education Module, Protection of Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct, Professional Communication, Professional Boundaries, Patient Consent, and Social Media and Digital Citizenship may be counted for up to four hours each towards a CCP cycle.
- College/Association newsletters and articles may be counted for up to no more than one hour of learning collectively, per issue, towards a CCP cycle.
- Registrants who complete peer-to-peer image/recording reviews may use a maximum of four hours towards a CCP cycle.
- Registrants participating in clinical precepting may use a maximum of five hours towards a CCP cycle.
- Job/performance evaluations may be counted for up to no more than one hour of learning per CCP cycle.
- Participation in tradeshows for the purpose of public awareness of the profession may be used for a maximum of eight hours per CCP cycle.
The My CCP tutorial may be used for a maximum of 30 minutes per CCP cycle.
Unsatisfactory Learning Activities
- A learning activity submitted without adequate self-reflection is not considered satisfactory learning.
- Time spent completing the College’s CCP documentation is not considered satisfactory learning.
- Learning for personal improvement (i.e., yoga, wellness activities), not related to professional improvement, is not considered a satisfactory learning activity.
- Time spent learning software/systems required by an employer for administrative purposes such as shift management software, expense tracking or payroll education, or tracking continuing education is not considered satisfactory learning.
- Online video learning will not be considered satisfactory learning unless supported with appropriate citation and appropriate self-reflection.
- Staff/Committee meetings, without adequate self-reflection for each individual meeting, are not considered satisfactory learning.
- Meetings restricted to the content of contract negotiations/pension plans/ are not considered satisfactory learning.
- Personal financial planning activities and union meetings are not considered satisfactory learning.
- Research completed on peer-edited websites (i.e., Wikipedia or derivatives) is not considered satisfactory learning.
- Time spent completing an examination is not considered satisfactory learning.
- Time spent on social media networking is not considered satisfactory learning.
- Learning activities recorded in duplicate (or other multiples) will only be counted once towards the registrant’s CCP cycle.
Courses & Conferences
A series of online learning modules with the content mapped to the College’s foundational documents, with a focus on the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
ACMDTT Regulation Education Module
A comprehensive look at the pillars of regulation that govern the practice of ACMDTT members. This may be accessed through your My CCP login.
AFRHP CoursesResources are available to help you access information and support.]
Created by the Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions, this course helps regulated health professionals understand and comply with Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients.
The Competence Committee considers this learning essential for registrants and has determined this course and its quizzes may be counted for up to 4 hours per CCP cycle.
CONNECT 2019 Recordings
See the CAMRT CPD catalogue. Recordings are free for CAMRT members. Non-members: Use code “CONNECT2019” for discount.
CONNECT 2018 Recordings:
See the CAMRT CPD catalogue.
2017 ACMDTT Conference Presentations
- Professionalism in Healthcare. Why it Matters – Dr. Samina Ali
- From Overpowered to Empowered: 5 simple steps – Heather Andrews
- Living Well Beyond Cancer: Supporting self-management in the post-treatment phase of cancer – Amanda Jacques
- It’s the Parts that Matter. – Sidsel Pedersen & Virginia Sanders
Fees may apply
- iRadTech HD by Ron Reed RT(R); https://itunes.apple.com/app/iradtech-hd/id473487610?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
- Speed Bones MD (quiz) http://speedanatomy.com
- Chest X-ray by MIRC s.r.l. https://appadvice.com/app/chest-x-ray/656637615
- RadRef – Normal Values in Diagnostic Imaging by Hyperexis http://radref.org/app.php
Post-Secondary Courses & Programs
- NAIT – Professional Development for Medical Radiological Technologists
- Athabasca University https://www.athabascau.ca/
- BCIT – Bachelor of Technology http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/8350btech
- BCIT – Programs – Health Sciences http://www.bcit.ca/path/health/programs/distance.shtml
- Charles Sturt University http://www.csu.edu.au
- Memorial University http://www.mi.mun.ca/BTECH/
- Michener Institute – Continuing Education Courses https://michener.ca/continuing-education/ce-courses/
- NAIT – Bachelor of Technology http://www.nait.ca/program_home_28092.htm
- NAIT – Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2nd Discipline http://www.nait.ca/program_home_89342.htm
- NAIT – Medical Radiological Technology Review http://www.nait.ca/program_home_40288.htm
- SAIT – Bone Mineral Densitometry (APPH 110) https://coned.sait.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1026334
- Thompson Rivers University – Bachelor of Health Science http://www.tru.ca/distance/programs/health-science/bachelor-health-science.html
- Radiology http://radiology.rsna.org/
- American Journal of Neuroradiology http://www.ajnr.org/
- American Journal of Roentgenology http://www.ajronline.org/
- Applied Radiology http://www.appliedradiology.com
- BMC Medical Imaging http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcmedimaging
- Journal of Nuclear Medicine http://jnm.snmjournals.org/
- Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences http://www.jmirs.org/
- Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Current News & Information
- Aunt Minnie http://www.auntminnie.com/index.asp?sec=def&d=1
- Canadian Institute for Health Information https://www.cihi.ca/en
- DiagnosticImaging.com http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/home?verify=0
- Imaging Technology News http://www.itnonline.com/
- Medscape http://www.medscape.com/
National and Provincial (MRT)
- Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) http://www.camrt.ca
- Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists – Alberta (CAMRT-AB) https://www.camrt.ca/alberta/
- Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists – British Columbia (CAMRT-BC) https://www.bcamrt.bc.ca
- Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists http://samrt.org/
- Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists http://www.mamrt.ca/
- Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists – Manitoba (CAMRT-MB) https://www.camrt.ca/manitoba/
- Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences www.oamrs.org
- Ordre des Technologues en imagerie medicale, en radio-oncologie et en electrophysiologie medicale du Quebec https://www.otimroepmq.ca/
- Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists – Atlantic (CAMRT-ATL) https://www.camrt.ca/atlantic/
- College of Allied Health Professionals of Prince Edward Island https://www.cahppei.ca/
- New Brunswick Association of Medical Radiation Technologists http://nbamrt.ca/
- Nova Scotia College of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals https://nscmirtp.ca/
National and Provincial (ENT)
- Canadian Association of Electroneurophysiology Technologists http://www.caet.org/
- Canadian Board of Registration of Electroencephalograph Technologists http://www.cbret.org/
- Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine http://www.canm-acmn.ca/
- Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring http://www.canm.ca/
- American Society of Nuclear Cardiology http://www.asnc.org/
- Radiological Society of North America http://www.rsna.org/
- British Institute of Radiology http://www.bir.org.uk/
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists http://www.asrt.org/
- International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists https://www.isrrt.org/
- Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging http://www.snmmi.org/
- American Board of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists http://www.abret.org/
- ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society https://www.aset.org/
Health Information Databases
- PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
- Embase (subscription required) http://embase.com/
- Cochrane Library
- MedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
- US National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/
- Knowledge Resource Service (for employees of AHS and Covenant Health) https://krs.libguides.com/home
Safety & Ethics
- Disease prevention and surveillance
- Canada Communicable Disease Report http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/
- MRI Safety http://www.mrisafety.com/
- Canadian Patient Safety Institute http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/English/Pages/default.aspx
- The Society for Pediatric Radiology http://www.pedrad.org/
- Image Gently http://imagegently.org/
- Image Wisely http://imagewisely.org/
- Radiation Protection of Patients (RPOP) from IAEA https://www.iaea.org/resources/rpop
Other Learning Opportunities
- CAMRT http://www.camrt.ca/professional-development/
- Advanced Health Education Center http://www.aheconline.com/
- Medical Technology Management Institute http://www.mtmi.net/index.php
- CTisus: advancing diagnostic imaging http://www.ctisus.com/
- STARS (Specialized Topics in Areas of Radiologic Sciences) http://www.xrayhomestudies.com/
- Radiological Technology Learning Activities https://www.micinfo.com/
- RT Students.com (Radiology for Students and Professionals) http://www.rtstudents.com/bonedensitometry/index.htm
- On The Right Track – Rhonda Scharf http://www.on-the-right-track.com/events
- Rad Units: Continuing Education for Imaging Technologists https://www.radunits.com
- X-Ray Lady CE for Imaging Professionals www.x-raylady.com
- The Burwin Institute – “Breast Ultrasound” https://www.burwin.com/course/breast-ultrasound
- Get Your CEU: Continuing Education for Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists https://www.getyourceu.com/
- Take CE: Healthcare Continuing Education https://www.takece.com/