Mandatory for All Regulated Members (Practicing and Non-Practicing) Effective 2021
ACSLPA’s jurisprudence education 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. Additional modules focused on protecting patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct (PPSA) are considered part of the jurisprudence education requirement. The ACSLPA requirement consists of the completion of all online education modules and the successful completion of a multiple-choice exam (quiz).
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 these requirements within 30 days of registration. These requirements include the modules related to the protection of patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct (PPSA).
Existing Regulated Members
Effective 2021, all regulated members must complete the full jurisprudence education requirements (including the PPSA modules) every 5 years. Members who last completed jurisprudence in 2016 (or earlier) or who have never completed the training are required to do so in 2021. Members can check when they last completed their jurisprudence via their dashboard on the member portal. For individuals due in 2021, jurisprudence must be completed prior to registration renewal payment for 2022. The training and examination may be done at any time during the year and should take approximately 1-2 hours to complete.
Members will be required to complete the jurisprudence requirements every 5 years according to the following repeating pattern:
- Members initially registered in 2016 and earlier who have never completed, AND
- members who last completed in 2016 or earlier.
- Members initially registered in 2017 who have never completed it, AND
- members who last completed in 2017.
- Members initially registered 2018 who have never completed it, AND
- members who last completed in 2018.
- Members initially registered in 2019 who have never completed it, AND
- members who last completed in 2019.
- Members initially registered in 2020 who have never completed it, AND
- members who last completed in 2020.
For additional questions, please contact the ACSLPA office directly.