Step Two: CPL Portfolio Cycle


The CPL Portfolio Cycle is a two-year professional learning process that members will repeat throughout their careers. 

​This video will guide you through the process of completing your Continuous Professional Learning Portfolio Cycle.  

CPL Portfolio Components 

The CPL Portfolio components include:

Click here for the complete CPL Portfolio components in a fillable PDF format.

Note: You MUST save the PDF form to your computer first before completing it electronically, otherwise you could lose your work. Check frequently to ensure your work is saved.

You will require the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, save and complete the fillable PDF portfolio components. If you do not have version 11, you can download a free version from Adobe’s website at​​

It is highly recommended, but not required, that RECEs refer to the handbook when completing the necessary portfolio components. 

CPL Portfolio Handbook

The CPL Portfolio Handbook is an instructional guidebook to support RECEs in completing the required components of the CPL Portfolio. The portfolio components are included at the back of the handbook.

All renewing RECEs will be mailed a copy of the CPL Portfolio Cycle Handbook  during their membership renewal month for the year that they are required to begin the portfolio process. However, if members do not receive a CPL Portfolio Cycle Handbook in the mail during their renewal month, they are still required to begin the portfolio process by accessing the portfolio components on the website.

The required portfolio components include:

  • ​Self-Assessment Tool 
  • Professional Learning Plan
  • Record of Professional Learning ​
If you do not receive the CPL Portfolio Cycle Handbook in the mail during the month in which you are required to start, please contact the Professional Practice Department. 

CPL Portfolio Cycle: Requirements

This graphic illustrates the required activities for each year in the two-year CPL Portfolio Cycle. This information is also shared in the Notice of CPL Program Requirements.

For Further Information:

CPL Homepage

Information for new members​​​

​Learn more about the CPL program.

Step One: Expectations for Practice Module

Information to help you get started on Step One of the CPL Program.

CPL Start Dates

Look up your CPL start dates.

CPL Resources

Resources to help you with the CPL program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about CPL.

Meeting the CPL Program Requirements

Learn more about program requirements, timelines, requests for deferrals and the consequences of non-compliance. ​​​​

Information for Employers

Frequently Asked Questions - Employers

Employer Bulletin: Mandatory Continuous Professional Learning Program for Registered Early Childhood Educators

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