Continuing Education

CFCI certificants have an obligation to ensure that their knowledge and competence remains current. To maintain their CFCI certification, CFCI professionals must attest to having completed 18 hours of Continuing Education (CE) activities in the previous twelve (12) months using Form 1100, Continuing Education Credits Form.

Certificants will be required to start accumulating CE credits in the first calendar year after receiving the CFCI designation.

In order to maintain CFCI’s high standard of competence, CFCI professionals are obligated to complete at least 18 Continuing Education credits annually.  This must be attested to each year upon renewal.

The Continuing Education (CE) requirement is designed to support CFCI professionals in the maintenance and development of their forensic child interviewing competence.  It sets a minimum in the key skills required of CFCI professionals working with Canadian clients in a child abuse investigation.

Depending on the CFCI professional’s form of employment, job description and area of specialization, additional professional development beyond that defined in the Practice Job Analysis (Appendix VIIII) may be necessary.  CCAA does not set minimums or constraints on these additional areas, but rather leaves it to the individual to determine what additional ongoing professional development is needed beyond the CFCI certification-specific requirements.

Continuing Education (CE) credits are accumulated on a calendar year basis from the time of renewal (either January or July).

The following guidelines are applicable when calculating CE credits:

  • In general, one hour of qualifying activity = one CE credit.
  • In order to be a qualifying activity, the content of the activity must be related to at least one of the components of the knowledge, skills or attitudes in the Competency Profile of the Job Analysis.
  • A full day of education activity can qualify for a maximum of six (6) CE credits.  Meals and coffee breaks do not qualify.
  • The number of CE credits assigned to a single CE activity is usually capped at 40 hours or CE credits.
  • If a single CE activity is not completed within the learning year, only half of the related CE credits can be claimed in the current year and the remainder once the activity is successfully completed.
  • Excess CE credits (to a maximum of six (6) are eligible for carryover to the following calendar year and can be applied toward CE credits in that following year.

Continuing Education must be verified by any of the following ways:

  • Certificate of Attendance that includes the participant name, date of the activity, signature and/or stamp of the education provider
  • Personalized letter that includes the participant name, date of the activity, duration of activity, signature and/or stamp of education provider and signatory’s contact information.
  • Transcript(s) from Education Provider that includes the student name, date of enrollment and/or date of completion, name of the course.  It must be an official transcript or photocopy.
  • Contracts for Teaching must include the Instructor/presenter name, the duration of the course and the year/semester of the course.
  • This documented information must accompany your Form 1100 – Continuing Education Credit Portfolio.   If the information is not provided, it may result in a delay and/or the activity may not be approved.

Download Form below:

CFCI-F1100-Continuing Education Credits Form