Professional Development

 Ongoing professional development is important for psychologists in all fields of the discipline. For registered psychologists, ongoing professional development on an annual basis, is in fact a requirement of registration with the number of hours required varying by province.
The IPS actively supports knowledge exchange and life-long learning through our continuing education approval programme and by offering educational opportunities tailored to the needs of psychologists across the country. These opportunities include:

  • Online professional development workshops
  • Half-day or full-day pre-convention workshops
  • Professional development workshops offering during convention
  • Sponsored workshops
  • Half or one-day seminars
In this area of the IPS’s website, you’ll find the following information:
  • continuing professional development offerings offered by the IPS
  • the IPS’s continuing education approval program
  • a list of the clinics, institutes, societies, associations and individuals that have received approval from the IPS’s Continuing Education Sponsor Review Committee to be sponsors of continuing education activities
  • the standards, criteria and application forms required by the IPS to be approved as a provider or sponsor of continuing education activities for psychologists in Canada
  • templates for annual report outlines for approved sponsors and providers
  • answers to the most frequently asked questions about the IPS’s CPD portfolio