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Reminder! Peer & Practice Assessment Program

November 30, 2020

Note: This article was originally published in our Autumn 2020 edition of our On Call newsletter, and has not been updated.

Members selected for the assessment will be notified in January 2021.

A reminder that as part of the College’s Quality Assurance Program, the College will be conducting its annual Peer & Practice Assessment Program in 2021. This program is a requirement of all regulated health professionals under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and is intended to assess member’s professional knowledge, skills, and judgment.

Approximately 10% of members in the General class, including New Registrants or Supervised Practice class will be selected for assessment, and those who have been selected will be notified by email in January 2021.

There are two components to the assessments; distance and in-person.

Distance assessments are typically one hour in length and are conducted virtually. During the assessment, the assessor will ask short scenario-based questions designed to allow members to demonstrate their knowledge of midwifery practice, professional standards, and the regulations that govern the profession.

Midwives who indicate scores of 75% or above will be streamed out of the process and are not required to participate in a subsequent in-person assessment. These members are also removed from the selection pool for five years.

In-person assessments take place at the member’s place of practice and are approximately three to four hours in length. They involve a review of a small selection of the member’s charts, as well as an interview about the care that was provided.

More information about Peer & Practice Assessments can be found here.