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Professional Practice Seminar

Designated and Candidate AIC Members must complete the Professional Practice Seminar (PPS) along with discretionary professional development credits in accordance with the AIC’s mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.

As of January 1, 2020, Designated and Candidate Members must complete the PPS within the first 12 months of the date it becomes available in each 2-year CPD cycle.


The Professional Practice Seminar:

  • Provides an update on changes to CUSPAP from one cycle to the next
  • Raises Member awareness and provides advice on key professional practice issues
  • Gives Members tools and information to empower them to achieve and maintain the highest standards of professional practice 

Completion of the AIC Introduction to Professional Practice is a prerequisite for application for membership as a Candidate in the AIC.

AIC Introduction to Professional Practice:

  • Provides an overview of the AIC and its governing documents
  • Provides insight into professional practice issues that new Candidates may encounter in their day to day work
  • Gives Candidates information to enable them to achieve the high professional standards expected of AIC Members

AIC Introduction to Professional Practice Seminar (ITPP) – Options for AIC Candidate Applicants

As of September 1, 2018, individuals seeking to join the AIC as Candidate Members must complete the AIC Introduction to Professional Practice Seminar before submitting their application for Candidacy.

Information about the ITPP can be found here.

There is one delivery option:


Professional Practice Seminar – Options for Designated Members and Existing Candidate Members 

Designated and Candidate Members must complete a one-day professional practice seminar within the first 12 months of the date it becomes available in each 2-year CPD cycle. (2020/2021 Professional Practice Seminar)

There are two PPS options:

Classroom Session:
  • Format: 7-hour live lecture
  • Quizzes: 4 quizzes consisting of 10 multiple-choice questions must be completed through UBC after classroom attendance
    • Your provincial association will provide you with a link
  • Offered by: provincial affiliates
  • Schedule: Contact your provincial affiliate or View upcoming Professional Practice Seminars
  • Cost: $345.00 (Minimum) +applicable tax – contact your provincial affiliate.
  • CPD Credits: 7

    • Format: Online and on-demand offered through the UBC education platform
    • Quizzes: At the end of each Module, the participant will complete a 10 multiple-choice questions quiz
    • Convenience: The Modules can be watched at times to suit the participant’s schedule
    • Register: With UBC (
    • Cost:$345.00+applicable tax
    • Credits: 7
    • Format: Offert en ligne sur l’environnement numérique d’apprentissage (ENA) de l’Université Laval
    • Évaluation (Quiz): À la fin de chacun des quatre modules, le participant remplira un questionnaire de 10 questions à choix multiples
    • Flexibilité: Les participants peuvent regarder les modules aux moments qui conviennent le mieux à leur horaire
    • S’inscrire: Directement auprès de l’Université Laval via le lien suivant
    • Frais d’inscription: 345$ + taxes applicables

      Les frais sont payables par carte de crédit. Vous recevrez un message personnalisé pour vous connecter sur l’ENA de l’Université Laval dans les 5 jours ouvrables suite à votre inscription.

    • Crédits accordés : 7