Enhance the Value and Increase the Reach of your Educational Activities
The Continuing Education Credit Approval Program (CECAP) is a process which ensures the provision of high quality educational activities to medical radiation technologists (MRTs) in Canada. The processes within this program have recently been updated to better reflect current educational opportunities that contribute to the ongoing competence and personal/professional development of MRTs.
Benefits of CECAP
- Obtaining approval is easy
- Considers a wide variety of CPD formats
- Good value for the money
- Complimentary listing on the CPD Repository
- Fulfill continuing education requirements established by provincial associations or regulatory bodies, including ARRT
CECAP demonstrates commitment to provide peer reviewed CPD which enhances professional knowledge, skill and judgment.
For an educational activity to be approved, it must be a planned continuing professional development activity related to medical radiation technology. It must enhance the professional knowledge, skill and judgement of the MRT in providing services to patients, peers, the public and other health care professionals. The subject matter must be comprehensively covered and be related to current or future practice.
Notwithstanding the specific criteria for certain types of CPD, consideration for approval requires that the activity must:
- Be submitted by an eligible sponsor
- Be a minimum of 30 minutes in length
- Be submitted a minimum of 10 business days prior to the date of the scheduled activity*
- Be submitted with payment
- Have clearly stated learning objectives related to the subject matter
- Include speaker credentials relevant to the material being presented
- Include a process to ensure and validate participation/attendance.
*to allow for sufficient review time, home study courses must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the release date.
CAMRT assigns volunteer MRTs to review educational activities for credit. Up to 3 reviewers may be assigned per activity. Credit is based on a contact hour. A contact hour is equivalent to 50-60 minutes and is awarded one (1) credit.
Activities less than 30 minutes are not eligible for credit.
Educational activities ranging from:
- 30 minutes are eligible for 0.5 cr hr / 0.5 Category A credit.
- 31-49 minutes are eligible for 0.75 cr hr / 0.75 Category A credit.
- 50-74 minutes are eligible for 1.0 cr hr / 1.0 Category A credit.
- 75-99 minutes are eligible for 1.5 cr hrs / 1.5 Category A credit
- 100 minutes are eligible for 2.0 cr hrs / 2.0 Category A credit
Hands-on presentations are assigned a credit value that is half the presentation time.
i.e. – a one (1) hour hands-on presentation is assigned 0.5 cr hr / 0.5 Category A credit
Attendance verification is a critical part of the CE activity. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to ensure attendance and an accurate report of the time spent participating in a CE activity is recorded. Sponsors must retain these records of attendance for a period of 3 years in the event a participant is audited. At the time of application, sponsors of live events will be required to confirm the chosen tracking mechanism.
The following examples could be used to facilitate attendance monitoring:
- Sign-in and sign-out sheets
- Scanner verification
- Course evaluations
- Stamped attendance verification sheet
- Live Lectures
Examples of activities under this category include: lectures, seminars, webinars, structured case reviews etc. which may be presented independently or as part of a professional conference or meeting. The live program must be presented within a contained time frame on a specified date(s). Live Programs are approved for a one-time presentation only.
CAMRT Provincial Organizations’ will not be charged a submission fee for their annual conference credit approvals however all CECAP guidelines must be followed. All other educational activities will be charged a submission fee.
- Workshop Programs
- Hands-on workshops/programs include instruction in clinical procedures and instrumentation where participants receive “hands on” experience on a technique, process, procedure and/or method. Hands-on workshops that are deemed eligible for credit will be awarded half the value of the presentation time.
- How-to workshops/programs allow for exchange of knowledge through panel discussions and interactive presentations with the attendees.
- Home-study / Self-Learning Programs
Home-study/self-learning programs are learning activities that are packaged and completed by participants on an individual basis, in a distant location from the program sponsor. To be eligible for credit approval, home-study / self-learning programs must include an appropriate assessment mechanism (e.g., quiz, test or examination). The participant must achieve a passing grade of 75% on the post-test to receive credit. This category includes any audio-visual programs such as recorded live events / webinars.
- Live webinars: online educational presentations during which participating viewers may submit questions and comments. Sponsors must obtain verification of attendance before issuing a certificate of attendance (report verifying log in and log out times).
- Recorded webinars: online educational presentations that have been previously recorded for ongoing presentations. In order to grant credit, a post quiz must be completed by the participant and achieved with a minimum mark of 75% before a certificate of completion is issued. A copy of the post quiz must be submitted to CECAP with the application.
- Directed Readings
Scholarly journals that are peer-reviewed may publish continuing education articles that qualify for credit hours and Category A credit. These manuscripts must be supported by a post-test evaluation. The participant must achieve a passing grade of 75% on the post-test to receive the credit.
- Authors / Co-Authors
Authors and co-authors of journal articles may claim credit for scholarly writing in the following categories: directed reading or other self-learning activity approved for Category A credit, textbook or chapter of a textbook or an article published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Credit can be claimed by speakers responsible for the development of presentation and/or lectures. Credit can be claimed only for the date of initial presentation and is assigned by doubling the approved lecture length and divided by the number of speakers. Any CE activity that breaks down to less than 0.5 credit cannot be claimed for speaker credit.
The lecture/presentation must be approved by CECAP before credit can be assigned for a speaker.
Note: lectures or presentations that are considered part everyday employment are not considered
The fees differ depending on the type of educational activity.
Fees Below in Effect January 2020
|Live Lectures (30-60 minute one time presentation)||$55|
|Live Lectures (30-60 minute repeated presentation)||$110|
|Webinars (Live or Recorded – maximum 3 hours in length)||$125|
|Conference ($150 for the first day + $25 per additional day)||$150 (+)|
|Seminar/Workshop (multiple sessions, same day presentation)||$150|
|Self-Learning Activity (0.5-3 hours, renewable)||$150|
|Self-Learning Activity (3.5-9.5 hours, renewable)||$225|
|Self-Learning Activity (10 + hours, renewable)||$275|
|Annual Renewal (maximum 3 per activity)||$150|
CAMRT provincial organizations will not be charged a fee for their annual general conference credit approvals however all CECAP guidelines must be followed.
Corporate sponsorship is available to institutions / organizations sponsoring multiple live MRT related activities in one year. These sponsors pay one fee in advance to submit educational activities (under 3.0 credits each) per year for approval. Activities may be submitted for approval at any time during the 12 month corporate provider agreement year. Corporate sponsors must renew the agreement each year.
|Number of programs||Cost for each Activity||Total Prepaid Amount|
Fees remaining in the account after the end of the agreement year are forfeited.
As part of its objective to ensure quality continuing professional development (CPD) events are available to MRTs, the CAMRT provides financial support to CPD programs offered by other organizations. Through the initiative, the CAMRT provides up to $500 per program to support the education-related expenses of qualified CPD programs aimed primarily at MRTs. A total of $1,000 is available for the current year.
Organizers of such programs who are interested in applying for support are invited to complete the application or to contact firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone 800-463-9729 ext. 226, for further details regarding the process. Please read below for the application process and selection criteria. This will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are depleted.
Funding Eligibility Criteria
In order to receive financial support, the continuing professional development program must meet the following criteria:
- The hosting organization must submit the program for review by the CAMRT’s CPD credit assessment process and the program must be assigned at least 5 CPD credits. In order to provide sufficient time for the assessment process, the request for an assessment must be received at least ten working days prior to the start of the scheduled event. The hosting organization will be responsible for the charges related to the assessment.
- The program must be hosted by an educational institution or a care delivery facility/region. Programs sponsored by physician groups, associations or the private sector will not be considered.
- The program must be aimed primarily or substantially at MRTs, with MRTs being responsible for planning the program, or at least having significant input in the programs design, and preferably half or more of the speakers must be MRTs.
- The program must have a verifiable attendance expectation of 30 or more MRTs.
In return for the support provided, the organization hosting the CPD event will agree to:
- Recognize the CAMRT for the financial support provided both in material announcing the event and at the event itself.
- Provide relevant CAMRT handout materials for participants at the event.
CAMRT’s new repository will allow medical radiation technologist (MRTs), and other health care professionals to access a dedicated site where educational opportunities offered by the CAMRT, provincial MRT organizations, individual vendors and other organizations are listed and indexed. Listings will include both live and distance learning activities, both Canadian and international and will be categorized by type, discipline, areas of interest and location.
Sponsors of activities that have been submitted and approved for credit by CECAP have the opportunity to post their activity on this Repository free of charge.
- Live Lecture Approval Application Form
- Conference Approval Application Form
- Education Day Approval Application Form
- Home Study/Education Course Approval Request Form
- Webinar Approval Application Form
- Workshop Approval Application Form
- Renewal Application Form
- Corporate Provider Application Form
- MRT Week CECAP Form
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