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Continuing Competency

The Continuing Competency Program (CCP) is a regulatory tool to support dietitians to maintain and enhance their competence to practice dietetics. The CCP was developed to reflect NSDA's vision, mission and values. The primary responsibility for maintaining competence rests with the dietitian, as outlined in the Code of Ethics for Professional Dietitians, however employers and the regulatory body are also accountable. Dietitians’ initial training is thorough and rigorous; lifelong learning is essential for maintaining competence and keeping abreast of changes applicable to an individual’s practice. The purpose of the CCP is not to determine whether a dietitian is competent; it is a proactive approach to continuing competence1 to promote safe, ethical and competent practice through lifelong learning.

Relevant publications:
Extension of the Submission of the Continuing Competency Program Due to Illness
Continuing Competency Program Toolkit