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 professional growth plan to meet learning goals over the year
  • Reflective evaluation of the impact of the professional growth plan
  • If selected, participate in the audit process to confirm participation in the program

Program Tools to Help You be Successful

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

These tools have been created to assist you to be successful in meeting the CCP requirements.

2023 CCP Audit

NSCN will notify all registrants on Monday, February 13, 2023, if they have been selected to participate in the audit process. Information on the audit process will be communicated to the nurses who have been randomly selected and resources and tools will be available to help meet these CCP requirements. Stay tuned!

Have a Question?

Check out the CCP Frequently Asked Questions or the CCP Guide for Nurses. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please reach out to us at