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

Bitting and Bridle Fitting CPD

Bitting and Bridle Fitting CPD

Thursday 9 May 2019 - Stow on the Wold

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Practical Saddle Fitting

Practical Saddle Fitting

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019 : Hertfordshire

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Prevention over cure : listen to your horse!

Prevention over cure : listen to your horse!

Tuesday 14th May 2018 : Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Equine

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Equine

Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th June : Hertfordshire

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Canine Pelvic Limb Anatomy & Movement

Canine Pelvic Limb Anatomy & Movement

Saturday 29th June 2019 : Wigan, Nr Manchester

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Links to other relevant CPDs

Good general CPD links

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