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

Equine Acupressure and holistic assessment

Equine Acupressure and holistic assessment

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September 2020 : Hampshire

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Equine Acupressure with Wendy Vaughan

Equine Acupressure with Wendy Vaughan

Saturday 12 September 2020 : Wiltshire

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Bitesize CPDs from Learn & Develop

Bitesize CPDs from Learn & Develop

"Introducing the Geek series" - a collection of online training

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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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Online Learning with Learn & Develop

Online Learning with Learn & Develop

Excellent canine CPD courses available online

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Links to other relevant CPDs

Good general CPD links

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