Continuing Competency Program

In keeping with its mandate of public protection, the CLPNNL is implementing a mandatory Continuing Competency Program (CCP) for LPNs in Newfoundland and Labrador. A Continuing Competency Program (CCP) is a formal system of assessing the knowledge, skills and judgment of a professional practitioner. The CCP promotes safe, ethical and competent life-long nursing practice by requiring LPNs to identify opportunities to broaden their knowledge base, increase their skill capacity and enhance their individual scope of practice ultimately achieving professional growth and continually improving competence throughout their nursing career. 

The CLPNNL has the legislated responsibility to protect the public by promoting the provision of safe, competent, ethical and compassionate nursing care by LPNs.  In keeping with this requirement, the CLPNNL has implemented a mandatory Continuing Competency Program (CCP) for LPNs in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Since April 1, 2017, every LPN in every practice setting in Newfoundland and Labrador is required to participate in the CCP every year to maintain their license. LPNs are accountable for their practice and actions at all times and have a professional obligation to attain and maintain competence relevant to their specific area(s) of practice.