The Health Professions Act requires that we establish and maintain a continuing competence program. Our Competence Committee is a statutory/regulatory committee that directly supports our Continuing Competence Program.
This committee has authority to make decisions about Continuing Competence Program audit submissions. In addition, the committee reports and makes recommendations to Council on other competence program matters.
- review competence audit submissions
- review and make recommendations regarding our Continuing Competence Program policies and procedures
- Infection Prevention and Control projects
- Occupational Health and Safety projects
If you’re interested in joining the committee
We’d like to hear from you! If you have questions, send us a message. Tell us which committee you’re interested in and what you’d like to know.
When you’re ready to apply:
- complete the Competence Committee Application Form
- complete the Declaration of Conflict of Interest
- submit your completed forms to email@example.com
Who can apply?
Anyone*. Our registrants and non-members are welcome to join this committee.
*Due to potential conflict of interest with this committee’s regulatory role, anyone who is an officer or senior employee of a professional association or union that represents dental assistants is not eligible to be part of this committee. Current members of Council are also not eligible.
What we’re looking for
These are particularly helpful:
- understand our Continuing Competence Program (CCP) and its requirements
- critical thinking skills
- ability to explore creative solutions to develop the CCP
- ability to review and assess documents, and identify conflicts, overlap and gaps
- understand occupational health and safety information
- interpret infection prevention and control policy
- background in educational methodology to support reframing CCP to registrants
- current dental assisting practice
- strong supporter of the College, and it’s mission
- knowledge of, or willingness to learn more about the legislation and regulatory obligations facing the College
- strong interpersonal communication skills
- actively participate in discussions
- establish and revise goals and priorities
- strong time management skills
- maintain confidentiality and identify conflicts of interest
- differentiate information to support learning and development
- the Attributes, Competencies and Experiences we list at Volunteer Competencies
The Competence Committee typically meets virtually in the spring. Additional meetings are scheduled throughout the year as required.