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CPL Resources

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 the myths and facts about the CPL requirements.

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
  • Professional Learning Plan
  • Record of Professional Learning


These are short, one-page snapshots that 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

CPL Resources

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

CPL 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 hardcopy 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 on this webpage.

The three required components are:

  • Self-Assessment Tool
  • Professional Learning Plan
  • 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.

CPL Resources - Reflective Practice and Self-Directed LearningReflective 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.

CPL Resources - Communities of PracticeCommunities 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?

CPL Resources - MentoringMentoring

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

CPL Resources - Leading Professional Practice DiscussionsLeading Professional Practice Discussions

The Leading Professional Practice Discussions resource is helpful for RECEs to lead planned and collaborative discussions on everyday practice situations.

Graphic description of CPL ActivitiesCPL 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.

CPL Video Resources

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