International Association of Animal Therapists

Continued Professional Development

The International Association of Animal Therapists expects a high standard of work and commitment from its members and to that end requires them to maintain their skill base by completing Continued Professional Development or CPD.

CPD has been defined as:

"The systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the member's working life."

At IAAT the required minimum CPD is 75 hours over a rolling three year period with an average of 25 hours per year. However, it is appreciated that most of our members will do considerably more than this.

It is important that CPD is completed over as wide an area of knowledge and skills as possible and at IAAT we have 8 key categories of CPD. Members have to complete CPD that covers a minimum of 2 categories per year and over any rolling 3 year period they must have covered a total of 4 categories.

This is to try and avoid the trap of simply attending the same conference every year in order to gain CPD points. Whilst the conference is likely to provide a significant learning opportunity, the requirement to cover additional categories will encourage greater overall development of the individual therapist.

CPD Articles

Online Learning with Learn and Develop

Online Learning with Learn and Develop

A series of online CPDs run by Learn & Develop

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 Equine Conditions (Orthopaedic & Neurological)

Equine Conditions (Orthopaedic & Neurological)

Saturday 17th April 2021 : Online CPD via ZOOM with Wendy Vaughan

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CAMAdvocate

CAMAdvocate

New Course from Canine Arthritis Management

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The Equine mouth incl Dentistry and Dental Anatomy

The Equine mouth incl Dentistry and Dental Anatomy

Saturday 13 February 2021 : Somerset

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Equine whole horse dissection - 2 Day CPD Course

Equine whole horse dissection - 2 Day CPD Course

6 & 7 March 2021 : Somerset

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Equine Ride & Rehab

Equine Ride & Rehab

Sunday 21 March 2021 : Somerset

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Equine Gait & Structural Analysis

Equine Gait & Structural Analysis

Saturday 10 April 2021 : Somerset

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Canine Core & Proprioception

Canine Core & Proprioception

Saturday 24 April 2021 : Somerset

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Canine Skills Day for therapists

Canine Skills Day for therapists

Saturday 8 May 2021 : Somerset

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Equine Biomechanics & Exercises to aid performance

Equine Biomechanics & Exercises to aid performance

Saturday 15 May 2021 : Somerset

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Equine Gut & Diet

Equine Gut & Diet

Saturday 12 June 2021 : Somerset

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An Introduction to Training Horses with Food

An Introduction to Training Horses with Food

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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Understand Horse Behaviour

Understand Horse Behaviour

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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Understand Equine Body Language

Understand Equine Body Language

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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An Introduction to Horse Nutrition

An Introduction to Horse Nutrition

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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Horses Behaving Badly?

Horses Behaving Badly?

Online education provided by Understand Horses

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Physio and Rehab in the

Physio and Rehab in the "not dog or horse" patient

Online Learning with Donna Wills

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Canine Core Strength & Proprioception

Canine Core Strength & Proprioception

Online Session

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Online Learning with Rose Therapy

Online Learning with Rose Therapy

Regular courses via Zoom

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Online CPDs with The Webinarvet

Online CPDs with The Webinarvet

Lots of CPD bundles on offer

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Links to other relevant CPDs

Good general CPD links

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