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 50 hours over a rolling two 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 2 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

Equine Massage & Stretching Techniques Refresher

Equine Massage & Stretching Techniques Refresher

Saturday 29th May 2021 : Carnoustie, Scotland

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Equine Anatomy Refresher Day

Equine Anatomy Refresher Day

Friday 28th May 2021 : Carnoustie, Scotland

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Equine Massage CPD for Horse Owners

Equine Massage CPD for Horse Owners

New Course From Equine Massage Training UK

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Canine Core & Proprioception

Canine Core & Proprioception

Saturday 10th July 2021 : Chinnor, Oxfordshire

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Ride and Rehabilitation for the Ridden Equine

Ride and Rehabilitation for the Ridden Equine

Friday 9th July 2021 : Chinnor, Oxfordshire

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Canine Core & Proprioception

Canine Core & Proprioception

Saturday 19th June 2021 : Somerset

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Equine Gait and Rehabilitation

Equine Gait and Rehabilitation

Sunday 13th June 2021 : Somerset

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Equine Gut & Diet

Equine Gut & Diet

Saturday 12th June 2021 : Somerset

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Equine Podiatry

Equine Podiatry

Saturday 22nd May 2021 : Somerset

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Ride and Rehabilitation for the Ridden Equine

Ride and Rehabilitation for the Ridden Equine

Sunday 16th May 2021 : Somerset

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Equine Pathology and Dental Anatomy

Equine Pathology and Dental Anatomy

Saturday 15th May 2021 : Somerset

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Canine Skills Day

Canine Skills Day

Saturday 8th May 2021 : Somerset

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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 22nd May 2021 : Online CPD via ZOOM with Wendy Vaughan

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CAMAdvocate

CAMAdvocate

New Course from Canine Arthritis Management

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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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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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