Practice Support Program

Practice Support Program

The PSP encourages chiropractors to reflect on their competencies and to develop career goals in an evidence-informed manner.

This program consists of the following activities that chiropractors are required to complete:

  1. A Competency Assessment,
  2. Continuing education requirements, and
  3. A learning plan to guide continuing education activities called My Professional Plan.

The PSP incorporates the plan-do-study-act (PDSA) approach, as demonstrated in the following diagram. The PDSA is shorthand for planning a change (Plan), carrying out the change (Do), observing and learning from the consequences (Study), and determining what modifications should be made as a result of the new knowledge or change (Act). 

Competency Assessment

The Practice Support Program is structured around 14 Career-Span Competencies (CSCs)  that apply in all workplace settings and across the career-span.   

The chiropractor explores the CSCs by completing a self-assessment tool called the Competency Assessment. 

After completing the Competency Assessment, chiropractors review a report generated as a reflection on their practice and identify professional development areas. 

My Professional Plan

After completing the Competency Assessment, chiropractors use the My Professional Plan goal setting tool to identify professional goals for the current continuing education cycle. My Professional Plan contains three fields:

  1. My identified learning needs and interests are: (Here registrants will be asked to phrase their learning needs and interests as goals.)
  2. I plan to meet my learning needs and interests by:
  3. My evaluation of the effectiveness of the learning activities I have undertaken is:

An online version of My Professional Plan will be released in 2022. Starting April 1, 2021, please download and save the following form. Upon completion of the form, please email it to before the end of the CE cycle.