Link to CPCA Approved Counselling Education Programs

The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association is a unique counselling association for several reasons. The most important reason is that the CPCA is the only counselling association that adheres to a Competency Based Model. You can learn more about the CPCA Competency Based Model by clicking on the linked text above.
If you are unsure if your counselling program meets the required educational core competencies to become a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) or Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate (RPC-C) please go the Eligibility Tab for more direction.
If you are an Educator Provider looking for academic approval of your counselling program, please email the National Registrar at

 CPCA CE and Supervision Guidelines Continuing Education and Professional Development Guidelines  
Continuing Education/Professional Development in fulfillment of renewal requirements will meet the following criteria:
1.CE is a training experience, whether (a) in-person or online, (b) whether by oneself or with a group, (c) whether live or previously recorded. (Previously recorded training must meet criteria 6 below)
2.CE must be educational, expanding your clinical knowledge and skills to better serve your clients clinically.  Learning or instruction in counselling, counselling psychology, psychology, or psychotherapy theory and/or research; therapeutic modalities; clinical techniques, interventions, or strategies for implementation in the therapy session; structured program for certification in a therapeutic specialty (e.g., EMDR, DBT, EFT, Sand Tray, etc.).  Professionally relevant development of Self specific to authentic and effective engagement in providing mental health services. 
3.CE must come from an individual who has the appropriate training, experience, and expertise to do the training: (a) a master’s degree or equivalency, (b) a minimum of 5 years in clinical practice, (c) in good standing of their credentialing professional association, and (d) hold the appropriate title required to provide the training.
4.CE must be aligned to an approved Counselling Approach.  To see a full list of approved counselling modalities, please go to your Member Dashboard and click on Counselling Approaches. 
5.CE needs to align with the CPCA Counselling Core Competencies.
6.CE must be approved, signed off, or certified by the Trainer offering the CE verifying successful completion of the CE.  Many times, a certificate is granted to attest to the successful completion of the CE.  If not, you can request a letter or have them sign off on your documentation verifying your successful completion of the CE or use the Continuing Education Record Form below. 
 This Continuing Education Record form can be used to record any continuing education or professional development training completed. It also helps to track which core competencies you are further developing as you balance your knowledge and skill as a counselling therapist. 
Third-party verification is required for courses not listed on the website.
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The following Courses/Providers have been approved by the CPCA
for Continuing Education (CE) Credits:
The 2022 International Conference
in Sorbonne, PARIS
August 30th – September 2nd, 2022
For Details, Registration, and more Information
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CSAM-SMCA 2022 Scientific Conference
November 3rd to 5th
Online and In-person
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The CSAM-SMCA 2022 Scientific Conference is Canada’s premier education and networking event for addiction medicine practitioners. In 2022, the event will be held in-person from Nov. 3-5 at the iconic Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A discounted virtual event will follow one week later, featuring recordings of the in-person event.

The annual conference is an important networking event for the addiction medicine community, and offers cutting-edge addiction medicine education from leading Canadian thinkers, researchers, practitioners and people with lived and living experience of substance use and their families and friends (LLEAFF). Sessions explore new scientific research and emerging best practice principles, and encourage the sharing of diverse perspectives.

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine is a national society of addiction medicine practitioners committed to helping Canadians understand, accept, and recover from substance use disorders.

We work to educate the addiction medicine community, government leaders, and the public about the prevention, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorders in our communities. CSAM-SMCA is also involved in the process of establishing guidelines and standards.

CSAM-SMCA members form a strong, diverse community of Canadians who support and care for people with addictive disorders.

For more information or to register for this event:
Online and In Person Professional Development Training
Certificate Program and Individual Courses Available

NACTATR provides communities in North America a system that strives to anticipate the threat of violence by individuals against others or themselves, and to reduce the impact of trauma.  This threat response assessment model is used extensively in schools across Canada (just one example), and helps communities develop collaborative multidisciplinary teams focusing on early intervention, prevention, and aftermath strategies for crises, trauma, violence, and conflict.

Click on the title above to be taken to the website, for more information
Professional Development Training Opportunities
Online and In Person
Specialized and Culturally Competent Training
created for Therapists who want to work with First Responders 
(designed by First Responders and Subject Matter Experts in the field).
Therapists who are certified in FRHT are listed in a unique directory that is made available to First Responder organizations who are in need of these specialized supports for their Members. 
This Directory is currently only available in BC and AB.
Click on the title above to be taken to the FRHT website, for more information/the schedule of Training sessions that are upcoming. 
Professional Development Training Opportunities
Online and In Person 
The Gottman Trainers are pleased to offer most of their regularly scheduled In-Person Training Sessions through a Virtual On-Line format now - participants will still attend the training sessions live,
but remotely, via Zoom. 
If your business has slowed down a bit right now, this might be the perfect time to complete that Training you have been meaning to attend - without any of the travel and hotel costs associated with the regular sessions.
Click on the title above to be taken to the Gottman Events page 
for more information/the schedule of sessions that are still happening.   
Online Professional Development Training Opportunities
(in English and French)
Assessment solutions and strategic guidance to help you identify talent, develop potential, and enhance organizational performance. 
Psychometrics provides the right tools to address a range of organizational challenges such as team work, communication, conflict, leadership development, stress, and succession planning.
For more information about the Fees and Training dates for these types of Assessments, please click on the link in the title.
If you know of an Event or a Continuing Education Opportunity available for our CPCA members, please submit the details to



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competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.