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

Canine Wound Management & First Aid

Canine Wound Management & First Aid

Sunday 15th April 2018 : Somerset

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Equine Hands on Day

Equine Hands on Day

Friday 27th April 2018 : Avon RDA, Bristol

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Maintenance for the Performance Horse

Maintenance for the Performance Horse

Saturday 26th May 2018 : Venue TBC (Reading or Wiltshire)

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Canine Pelvic Anatomy & Movement

Canine Pelvic Anatomy & Movement

Saturday 2nd June 2018 : Kent

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Equine Hands on Day

Equine Hands on Day

Thursday 7th June 2018 : Avon RDA, Bristol

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Exercise Programs for Equine

Exercise Programs for Equine

Saturday 9th June 2018 : Carnoustie, Scotland

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Saddle Research Trust Conference

Saddle Research Trust Conference

Saturday 8th December, University of Nottingham

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Links to other relevant CPDs

Good general CPD links

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