Competency-Based Interview

A competency-based interview is a practice tool that assesses your knowledge, skill and judgment to help you identify areas of strengths and areas of practice improvement. In the interview, you will be asked to describe a recent situation or client case and discuss your actions and the results/client outcomes. You may also be asked to complete a client record review.

Is my participation in the interview confidential?

Yes. Only the designated College staff, committee members and practice auditor have access to your interview profile, pre-questionnaire, interview details and reports. This information is not shared with the public, other RNs or your employer(s).

How do I begin the process?

You will receive a notification email letting you know you’ve been referred for a competency-based interview. After you receive the email, you will need to access the Practice Review Portal, a confidential, password-protected online system that supports efficient communication between the College, practice auditors and you. To access the portal, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your member profile by entering your registration number and password.
  2. Click on the Practice Review Portal button on the right-hand side of the page. The portal will launch in a new web page.
  3. Log in to the portal using your competency-based interview username and password (provided in your notification email). Your personal Practice Review Portal web page will then be displayed.

You may also wish to read the Guide to the Competency-Based Interview for a complete picture of the process.


In order to engage in the competency-based interview, you must be working. If you are referred and are not currently working, you will need to complete the deferral form (form to be posted soon). Once you return to work, you must notify the College immediately.

How do I request accommodation for my special need?

An RN/RN(NP) who has a disability (defined according to the Human Rights Code) and requires special accommodation to complete the interview may request that the College make those provisions. The College will work with you to accommodate your needs. Requests should be made through the Practice Review Portal email system within seven days from receiving your notification email.

More Information

Allison Leveque RN BN, Practice & Standards Consultant
Telephone: 204-784-5189
Toll-free: 1-800-665-2027 ext. 189 (Manitoba only)
Fax: 204-775-6052