Continued Professional Development
Continued Professional Development (CPD) has been designed to ensure that MAA members maintain a required standard and keeping MAA practitioners in line with other animal related professional bodies. Members are required to carry out 25 hours per annum of CPD or 75 hours over a rolling three year period. This provides members with the flexibility for longer term courses or periods of absence from CPD.
There are 8 categories of CPD to choose from. Members are encouraged to cover a broad spectrum of these, therefore a minimum of 2 categories are required per year and CPD must cover a minimum of 4 categories over the 3 year period. Members will be required to maintain a portfolio of evidence, which they will be required to produce if they are called forward for audit.
Graduate members will be required to carry out a minimum of 12 case study style CPD submissions as part of the CPD requirement within the first 3 years of MAA membership.
The MAA provides a Diary of Events on the MAA Website (Member’s Section) which lists potential CPD opportunities. CPD opportunities are also distributed via newsletters and MAA Members Facebook Page. Our members are also encouraged to attend various CPD events run by other professional bodies, providing the subjects are relevant to their practice.