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Continuing Education Updates
Learning Opportunities for Cultural Safety and Humility
Upcoming Board Meeting
Holiday Closure


Continuing Education Updates​

CE Deadline Reminder

Registrants whose continuing education (CE) cycle ends on December 31, 2020, and who have not yet met the minimum requirements for renewal in the new year still have time.

If you have credits that you have not yet submitted to the College, please do so now. If you have submitted credits that do not appear on your transcript, please resubmit them. If your transcript shows credits as “under review," this means you need to provide supporting documentation or proof of attendance.

Submit your CE credits online at cdsbc.org/login, or by email (ce@cdsbc.org) or mail (refer to footer).​

For further information and/or assistance, please call Melody Edgett, CE and Registration Assistant, at 604-736-3621 (toll free 1-800-663-9169) or email CE@cdsbc.org.

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Still need credits? For those needing additional credits, CDSBC's variety of online courses are currently offered at no charge to help you earn CE credits before the deadline. Visit www.cdsbc.org/courses to learn more. Self-study maximums are also currently waived in response to COVID-19.


New CE Audit Process

Earlier this month, CDSBC launched a new audit system for processing registrants' continuing education submissions, which applies to CE credits dating back to March 1, 2020. This new system will reduce processing turnaround time for submissions, as credits will be applied to your CE transcript immediately. Note that if you are audited you will be asked to provide supporting documentation or proof of attendance.

Learn more about the audit process >>

Group CE Submission Discontinued as of October 20

Beginning October 20, CDSBC is no longer accepting group CE submissions submitted on your behalf. The group CE submission form is no longer available on our website. All CE submissions must now be submitted by the individual. Going forward, it is your responsibility to make your own submissions for anything not captured on your current transcript.

Please log in to review your transcript now for any missing credits >>

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Learning Opportunities for Cultural Safety and Humility​

The Steering Committee on Modernization of Health Professional Regulation in B.C. stated a commitment to ensuring that cultural safety and humility are embedded within regulatory modernization. In the final report, the steering committee stated that All recommendations and changes to modernize the regulatory framework in this report should be interpreted and implemented in a manner that acknowledges deeply rooted, historic health inequities and combats systemic racism in order to enable access to high quality health-care services for all British Columbians."

Recognizing that this is foundational to increasing public trust and ensuring public protection, registrants are encouraged to seek out and embrace opportunities to grow in their understanding and ability to provide Indigenous people with culturally safe oral health care. Some available options are below.

Indigenous Cultural Safety Collaborative Learning Series Webinars

In this national series, experts present their knowledge, experiences and perspectives in support of collaborative efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety across sectors. The webinars are free and eligible for CE credits. Learn more >>

First Nations Health Authority Webinar Series

This series of 11 webinars supports the development of tools and skills for advancing cultural safety and humility and understanding and integrating this work into practice and interaction with First Nations clients. The webinars are free and eligible for CE credits. Learn more (webinars begin half way down the page) >>

San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program

This facilitated online training program, developed by the Provincial Health Services Authority, is designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Indigenous people. Learn more at: www.sanyas.ca/training/british-columbia/core-ics-health

The next Board meeting will be held virtually on November 20, 2020.

We are unable to have the public and registrants attend virtual board meetings; however, meeting packages are posted on the website approximately a week before the meeting and questions related to the agenda a​​re invited in advance of the meeting via the Board question submission form. Meeting agendas include a standing time designated for comments and questions from the public and registrants. Learn more by reading the Public and Registrant Participation Policy. The responses to any questions from the public or registrants will be indicated in the meeting minutes, which are posted following the meeting.

For more information and the dates of upcoming board meetings, see the Board meetings page on the website.​

Learn more


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Holiday Closure​

Our staff operations will be paused on November 11, 2020 for Remembrance Day, and will resume at 8 am on November 12, 2020.​

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