No. The CPD program is designed to support the development of registrant’s knowledge and skills thereby improving service delivery. This is considered an important aspect of quality assurance with regard to the practice of social work and the protection of the public who acquire the services of social workers in BC. It is hoped that over time this will contribute to enhancing the quality of social work delivered across BC and thereby raise the reputation of the profession.
There is no automatic link between your CPD and your competence. This is because it would be possible (although unlikely) for a competent professional not to undertake any CPD and yet still meet the College’s Standards of Practice. Equally, it would be possible for a registrant to complete a considerable amount of CPD activities but still not be competent to practise.