Below are available resources to assist in strengthening understanding of the CPL Portfolio requirements. Resources include portfolio examples, resources surrounding self-directed learning and activities that could be completed as part of the CPL program.
A helpful resource to start with is responses to some of the myths surrounding CPL requirements. You can find the myths and facts here.
The examples and snapshots of CPL Portfolios show how RECEs, in a variety of roles with a range of experience, may choose to complete the CPL Portfolio components. The examples and snapshots are fictional and do not depict real people or events. They have been designed to support and inspire RECEs as they complete their own CPL Portfolio.
These are examples of CPL Portfolios highlighting the two-year portfolio cycle.
Each example includes a completed:
These are short, one-page snapshots that summarize one completed
goal from a CPL Portfolio.
Each snapshot features:
CPL Portfolio Cycle Handbook is an instructional guidebook to support RECEs in completing the required components of the CPL Portfolio. Only members starting the CPL Portfolio Cycle for the first time will receive the handbook in the mail during their renewal month.
Members do not require a CPL Portfolio Handbook to begin the portfolio process. The required portfolio components are available to download from the website. The three required components include: Self-Assessment Tool, Professional Learning Plan and Record of Professional Learning.
If you do not receive the handbook in the mail during the month in which you are required to start your first CPL Portfolio Cycle, please contact the Professional Practice Department. Printed copies of the handbook are available for $5.00 plus shipping. To order copies, please complete this
This resource supports RECEs in understanding two important aspects of professional practice—reflective practice and self-directed learning. Reflective practice and self-directed learning are fundamental to the CPL program.
Communities of practice is a continuous professional learning activity. Have you considered joining a community of practice to help you reach your CPL goals?
Mentoring is a continuous professional learning activity that can help you reach your goals through the CPL Portfolio process.
The Leading Professional Practice Discussions resource is helpful for RECEs to lead planned and collaborative discussions on everyday practice situations.
Wondering how to get started? Have a question not answered in the frequently asked questions? The College offers webinars* every month to members who are about to renew their membership, to help them get started and to answer their questions.
Check your email email during your renewal month for further information.* Webinars are not mandatory to attend.
The CPL Activities Web outlines examples of continuous professional learning activities. Members can use this chart as a helpful guide when creating their Professional Learning Plan and Record of Professional Learning.