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Professional Development is an essential part of maintaining an effective registry of qualified professionals. An emphasis on Professional Development supports and increases the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of members of a professional association. For Registered Members of the Canadian Society of Homeopaths, on-going Professional Development enhances the individual's competency, credibility, and practice opportunities and ensures that the public has access to high quality homeopathic treatment.
Individual homeopaths can achieve their Professional Development goals through:
● Pursuing continuing education
● Supporting the profession through dissemination of knowledge
● Expanding the body of homeopathic knowledge
● Promoting public awareness, understanding, and use of homeopathy
All practitioners registered with the Canadian Society of Homeopaths are required to satisfy Professional Development obligations as part of their commitment to their homeopathic practice, the Society, and the profession.
Professional Development Credits (PDCs) are assigned to various professional activities and are calculated bi-annually. For the period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018, a total of 30 PDCs will be necessary to fulfill Professional Development requirements covering both membership years. If excess credits are earned during this period, a maximum of 15 of those excess credits may be carried forward and applied to the following bi-annual Professional Development period.
As of the current 2017-2018 Professional Development period, all post-graduate continuing education events require recognition from our Accreditation department before our Registered members can receive credit towards their annual PDC requirements. Sponsors of seminars, workshops, and conferences can apply for recognition in advance and the resulting CSH authorization can be included in their promotion of each event. Enquiries about the application process can be directed to our office.
There are a number of ways in which Registered members can maintain their Professional Development obligations, some of which are listed HERE. Other forms of continuing education and professional activities will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional information about Professional Development Credits is available HERE.