Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional Development

Ongoing professional development is important for psychologists in all fields of the discipline. For registered psychologists, ongoing professional development on an annual basis, is in fact a requirement of registration with the number of hours required varying by province.

The CPA actively supports knowledge exchange and life-long learning through our continuing education approval programme and by offering educational opportunities tailored to the needs of psychologists across the country. These opportunities include:

  • Online professional development workshops
  • Half-day or full-day pre-convention workshops
  • Professional development workshops offering during convention
  • Sponsored workshops
  • Half or one-day seminars

In this area of the CPA’s website, you’ll find the following information:

  • continuing professional development offerings offered by the CPA
  • the CPA’s continuing education approval program
  • a list of the clinics, institutes, societies, associations and individuals that have received approval from the CPA’s Continuing Education Sponsor Review Committee to be sponsors of continuing education activities
  • the standards, criteria and application forms required by the CPA to be approved as a provider or sponsor of continuing education activities for psychologists in Canada
  • templates for annual report outlines for approved sponsors and providers
  • answers to the most frequently asked questions about the CPA’s CPD portfolio