CPL Resources

**CPL Deferral due to COVID-19: Effective April 2020 to August 2021, all members will have the option to defer compliance with their CPL program requirements for one membership year due to COVID-19. The option to defer compliance will be available to members on their next annual renewal. Members may only select this deferral option once. CPL audits are currently postponed until further notice. To help you understand the deferral option based on your renewal month, please review the CPL Deferral Chart. **

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 pdf link.

CPL Portfolio Examples

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​

 The following examples of CPL Portfolios highlight the two-year  portfolio cycle. ​

 Each example includes a completed:​​

  • Self-Assessment Tool​​
  • Profe​ssional Learning Plan
  • Record of Profess​ional Learning ​​​

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   These are short, one-page snapshots​​ t​hat summarize one completed  
   goal from a CPL Portfolio.  

   Each snapshot features:

  • One goal identified through the Self-Assessment Tool
  • Several professional learning activities from the Professional Learning Plan
  • Documentation of activities and next steps from the Record of Professional Learning​
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CPL Resources

Consider using these resources as you complete your CPL Portfolio process and engage in professional learning activities. 

​​​CPL Portfolio Cycle Handbook

CPL Portfolio Handbook

The CPL Portfolio Cycle Handbook is an instructional guidebook to support RECEs in completing the required components of the CPL Portfolio. Members who are starting their CPL Portfolio Cycle for the first time can receive a hardcopy of the Handbook. When it’s time to start your first CPL portfolio cycle, you will receive an email communication from the College around your renewal month with an invitation to request a hardcopy of the Handbook to be mailed to you. 

A hard copy of the CPL Portfolio Handbook is not required in order to begin the portfolio process. The Handbook and 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. 

Printed copies of the CPL Portfolio Handbook are available for $5.00 plus shipping. To order copies, please complete this order form.
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​​​CPL Resources - Reflective Practice and Self-Directed Learning

Reflective Practice and Self-Directed Learning

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. 

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​​​CPL Resources - Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice

Communities of practice is a continuous professional learning activity.  Have you considered joining a community of practice to help you reach your CPL goals?​​

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​​​CPL Resources - Mentoring


Mentoring is a continuous professional learning activity that can help you reach your goals through the CPL Portfolio process.​​

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​​​CPL Resources - Leading Professional Practice Discussions

Leading Professional Practice Discussions

The Leading Professional Practice Discussions resource is helpf​ul for RECEs to lead pla​​​​​nned and collaborative dis​cus​sions on everyday practice situations. 

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Continuous  Professional Learning Webinar

Please watch the recorded CPL Portfolio Cycle webinar to hear updates related to COVID-19 to help you to stay on track with your Continuous Professional Learning program.

The webinar includes:
  • CPL program updates
  • An explanation of the one-time COVID-19 deferral option and timelines
  • Ideas on how to continue with your CPL

You can download the PDF presentation slides May 2020.


CPL Activities 

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.

Graphic description of CPL Activities

CPL Video Resources​  




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