Continuing Education

Maintaining Standards

Continuing education is integral to maintaining and enhancing professional knowledge and skills.

All Practicing members are required to attain a minimum of 30 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits per 2-year cycle in order to meet and maintain the minimum CPE requirements.


1. Alberta Kinesiology Association Participation (max 15/yr)

a. President (Elect, Active and Past) | 10 credits per yr.
b. Other Officer, VP’s | 7 credit per yr.
c. Committee Member | 5 credits per yr.
d. AGM/General Meeting attendance | 5 – 10 credits per meeting (depending on whether there is a guest presentation at the meeting)

2. Conferences (max 30/yr)

(1 hr of conference = 1 credit)
(excludes lunch and coffee breaks)
a. CSEP provincial or national conference | max 30 credits per conference

3. Courses/Workshops/Rounds/Seminars/Inservices (max 30/ yr)

a. AKA sponsored courses | 1 hr of training=1 credit
b. AKA Professional Development events | 1 hr of training=1 credit
c. Recognized Courses/Workshops | 1 hr of training=1 credit
d. University and College courses | 1 hr of training=1 credit
(including distance learning)
e. Clinical/Hospital Grand Rounds | 1 hr of training=1 credit
f. Inservices and Seminars | 1 hr of training=1 credit
g. Recognized Vocationally related Courses | 1 hr of training=1/2 credit
(professional development courses not related to Kinesiology eg. first aid, computer courses, WHMIS, fire and safety courses, management courses)
Note: for items d through to f topics must relate to best practices in prevention, assessment and intervention in sport, recreation, work, exercise and activities of daily living.

4. Presenting/Teaching (max 10/yr)

a. Presenting at conference | 1 hr of presenting = 1 credit
b. Presenting research to profession | 1 hr of presenting = 1 credit
c. Teaching course/workshop/inservice | 1 hr of teaching = 1 credit
Note: for repetitive classes, credits are only granted once in the certification time frame

5. Services to Profession (max 10/yr)

a. Training Kinesiology students | 1 hr of supervision = 1/2 credit
b. Publications in AKA Newsletter | 1 article = 2 credits
c. Kin related volunteer work in the community | 1 hr of participation = 1/2 credit

6. Research (max 10/yr)

a. Publication in professional journal, books or accepted abstracts | 5 credits/publication
b. Defending thesis | 5 credits/thesis
Note: for repetitive publications, credits are only granted once in the certification time frame

7. Miscellaneous (max 5/yr)

a. membership in related association | 1 credit/association/yr

Category number: 1-7
Subcategory letter: a-g

Please note: Regarding CPR

As of January 1, 2011 AKA DOES NOT award credit for renewal of CPR since it is a requirement of your renewal.

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