Learning credits provide you with an opportunity customize your professional development to meet you development needs. To be eligible for recertification you will need to earn 75 learning credits. Learning credits are easy to calculate (View example) and can be earned across five unique categories:
Learning Credit Categories
|Continuing Education||50||Formal learning activities (university, college, certifications, workshops, etc.)|
|Leadership||20||Personal development or mentoring of others outside of regular work responsibilities|
|Instruction, Research & Publication||20||Teaching, lecturing, presenting, facilitating outside of regular work responsibilities|
|Special Work Projects / Initiatives||20||Conducting or making a significant contribution as part of your employment outside of regular work responsibilities|
|Volunteering||20||Developing or making significant improvements to programs, events or initiatives outside of regular work responsibilities|
Identifying & Tracking Learning Credits
There are three ways to identify a valid learning credit opportunity.
- Have a look at the Recertification Learning Credits Guide and ask yourself – Does this opportunity link to the Core Competencies? If the answer is ‘yes’, you are on the right track.
- You can also look for the CPRA PDC badge, which identifies approved learning credit opportunities:
- Ask us. If you are unsure if an opportunity qualifies through one of the learning credit categories please fill in a pre-approval form.
Please note, that each learning credit categories has a maximum number of eligible learning credits that can be applied towards the 75 learning credit total.
Learning Credits are tracked using the learning credit log. This log will be submitted as part of your recertification application. Please note that if selected for an audit you will need to provide evidence of your activity. Acceptable evidence varies depending on the learning category. See the Recertification Learning Credits Guide for more information.