The College and Professional Associations (2)

Could you please explain the different roles of a professional association and CRPO? What will be the role of self-regulating bodies (professional organizations) once the College is proclaimed and individuals are registered?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:53

Professional Association

Focus: The practitioner (YOU!)

Mandate: to advocate for the profession; to provide ongoing professional learning opportunities; to provide cost-effect liability insurance; to conduct profession-related research and development.

The CRPO

Focus: The public

Mandate: to protect the public from potential harm

Should I belong to both?

Regulation College membership + Association membership = Best practice – You protect yourself as a professional and protect the people you serve!

What role does an individual association have in supporting its members particularly if a complaint is lodged?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:53

Each association has its own services that it offers to members. You should check with your Association.