Professional Development & Certification

Professional Development & CEU Opportunities:
(Disclaimer Alert!) A note on Professional Development & CEUs: Recreation Professionals need to check with their professional associations as to whether or not these opportunities qualify for CEUs, each province and state is different.
ATRA members, find the Competency Profile for Recreation Therapists here.
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Education Opportunities.
Alberta Health Services Recreation Therapy Education Opportunities – If you are an AHS employee, you can log-in to InSite and access this page.
Danny Pettry – Online CEU Credits
Future Learn – Learn new skills, pursue your interests, advance your career; all online!
The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities. SCiP internships are meaningful, skill-based opportunities providing mutual benefit to both nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students: Nonprofit organizations gain added talent and human capacity so that they can better achieve their missions. Post-secondary students gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.
SMART CEUs Hub – NCTRC pre-approved CEUs online
The Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute is dedicated to providing professional education that promotes greater understanding of creative, trauma-informed practices. The Institute offers continuing education live courses/workshops and distance learning courses for mental health professionals and master’s and doctoral students.
University of Alberta’s Geriatric Grand Rounds – Geriatrics-News, announcement list subscription, is free and allows you to receive a copy of announcements, posters, and handouts.
University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Professional Development opportunities.

Have a professional development opportunity that you would like listed here?  Send me a message (for any opportunities that are time sensitive, I’d be happy to share as a blog post)!

Specialty Certification:

CTRS Specialty Certification National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
CTRA  Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association
ATRA  American Therapeutic Recreation Association
Animal Assisted Therapy where to go?
Aromatherapy where to go?
Art & Expressive Arts Therapy CATA Art Therapist Designation
Aqua Therapy AFLCA Certification
Dance and/or Movement Therapy Dance Movement Therapy Association (DMTAC)
Equine Therapy Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA)
Exercise and/or Fitness Therapy AFLCA Certification
PWR!Moves – Parkinson Wellness Recovery Therapist & Instructor Certifications
Horticulture Therapy Canadian Horticulture Therapy Association (CHTA)
Integrated Essential Oils Therapy where to go?
Journal Therapy where to go?
Laughter Therapy Certified Laughter Leader Training Program
Laughter Training – Laughter Wellness
Music in Care Certification Room 217 Music Care Training Program
Room 217 Music Care Free Webinars
Music Therapy Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT)
Pet Therapy St. John Ambulance
Play Therapy where to go?
Poetry Therapy where to go?
Wilderness Therapy where to go?
Yoga Therapy where to go?

Have a certification that isn’t listed here?  Or better yet, a resource that can be added to this list?  Send me a message.