Once the Designation is achieved, it is expected that designates maintain their Designation through the completion of 100 hours or more of continuing educational activities every five years. The requirements include participation in educational activities within the Institute (minimum 30 hours), with additional activities outside of the Institute.
Some of educational activities that can be considered include: taking a course/workshop; leading a workshop or co-facilitate a de Souza course; presenting at a conference; participating in a practice council/committees or submitting an article for journal publication.
To track the learning hours, you could use the CNA tracking sheet, the same one that you use towards your CON(C) or CHPCN(C) renewal.
You could also create your own tracking sheet, with the following categories:
In terms of how to covert various activities into learning hours, CNA has a well described reference guide. Please find the description using the link here, https://www.nurseone.ca/en/certification/maintaining-your-certification/continuous-learning
You can apply for your Designation renewal by filling out this form.
Visit this page to learn more about the different types of de Souza Designations and the how to apply for one.