Continuing Competence Program for Nurses

The Continuing Competence Program (CCP) for all nurses in Nova Scotia is a regulatory program and quality assurance mechanism supporting nurses to facilitate their continuing competence. 

Every nurse in Nova Scotia is required to successfully complete the CCP expectations for initial licensure or as part of their annual licensure requirement, regardless of their employment status. 

Getting Started

The following components are required of all nurses: 

  • Required number of practice hours
  • Self-assessment of individual competence
  • Development of a learning plan to meet professional learning goals over the year
  • Reflective evaluation of the impact of the learning plan
  • Audit process to confirm a nurse’s participation in the program

Program Tools to Help You be Successful

The following tools are available to help you meet your CCP requirements:  

It will be challenging to meet the program components and be successful without reviewing and using all of the tools noted above. 

2022 CCP Audit

Information on the 2022 CCP Audit process will be communicated to all nurses in January 2022.

Have a Question?

Have you checked out the CCP Frequently Asked Questions or the CCP Guide for Nurses yet? If you cannot find the answer to your question, please reach out to us at