The jurisprudence education requirement consists of a set of online education modules and a multiple choice examination. It is designed to ensure that regulated members gain knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation, regulation, ethical/practice standards and requirements of a regulated health professional in Alberta. A separate module focused on protecting patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct (PPSA) is also available for review.
New Applicants/New Regulated Members
Completion of jurisprudence education requirements is mandatory for new regulated members and a condition will be placed on their practice permit, stating that they must complete the ACSLPA jurisprudence education requirements. New regulated members have 30 days to complete the required jurisprudence education requirements, after which their conditional practice permit will expire. Part of completing these jurisprudence requirements includes mandatory education/training related to the protection of patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct (PPSA). New registrants are expected to complete the e-course which addresses PPSA (found on the same page as the jurisprudence e-course). As a supplement to this information, there is also a guideline on “Therapeutic Relationships, Professional Boundaries and Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct” available on the ACSLPA website.
Existing Regulated Members
At this time, completion of the jurisprudence education requirements is encouraged but not mandatory for regulated members. It will become mandatory at a future date to be determined by ACSLPA Council. Mandatory review of the PPSA modules will also become mandatory at a future date, in conjunction with requirements related to jurisprudence training.
For additional questions, please contact the ACSLPA office directly.