ACPA Professional Courses
The ACPA offers two professional courses which are mandatory for all members.
ACPA Jurisprudence Course
The ACPA Jurisprudence Course is an online course that can be completed in approximately three hours. To access the course, sign in to your ACPA online account and look for Jurisprudence course under the Member Menu. You will need to register for the course with a one time fee of $150 + GST. Thereafter, you can return to the course as often as you wish. You can start taking the course and return later to complete the course as your time permits. Once the course is completed, you can return any time to look up any material or references from the course as needed.
All current members have until December to complete this course. New members and CIT's must complete this course before they can use the PChem title.
The Jurisprudence course consists of three main Modules
- Module 1: Regulation of the Chemistry Profession
- Module 2: Continuing Competence and Professional Scope of Practice
- Modue 3: Due Diligence in Business, Employment and Labour Matters
You will be able to print a course certificate when the course online exam is successfully completed. Please also take a couple of minutes to complete the course evaluation survey.
Professional Ethics for Chemists
This new virtual Ethics course will retain much of the material and the interactive elements that our members valued in the previous one day course. The course will provide an introduction to the ethical framework that guides professional chemists in the conduct of their duties. The course still focuses on solving practical issues that arise in professional practice.
The new course consists of 7 modules:
Module 1: Introduction
Introduction to Professional Ethics for Chemists
Course Outline and Instructions
Module 2: Professions and Professionalism
Section 1 – The Professional Chemist
Section 2 – Competence and Scope of Practice
Module 3: Professional Conduct and Ethics
Section 3 – Your Professional Behaviour
Section 4 – The Criticality of Trust
Section 5 – Integrity and Value Systems
Section 6 – Managing Conflicts
Module 4: First On-line Group Session
Group discussions of the material covered in Modules 2 and 3
Module 5: Resolving Moral Dilemmas
Section 7 – Making Decisions
Module 6: Second On-line Group Session
Group discussion of the material covered in Module 5
Module 7: Final Test
A case study analysis
Candidates that pass the exam will receive an Ethics certificate.
- Registration in the course with your professional chemist’s association
- Access to a computer with a video camera, audio headset, and reliable and fast internet
- Access to a Canvas and a Zoom account (both free with course registration)
- A valid email address
Biographical sketches of the presenters are attached.
To allow maximum discussion and understanding of ethical management, attendance is strictly limited to 20 registrants. It is offered at a cost of $250 (including GST) and includes an exam and certificate.
Completion of the course is an asset to enhance your professional credentials, for those considering management activities in the workplace, and for your firm to have someone holding the certification.
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021
Enrollment Deadline: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Module 1 Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021
Module 2 Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2021
Module 3 Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021
Module 4 Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021 (AM)
Module 5 Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2021
Module 6 Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021 (AM)
Module 7 Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021
Cost: $250 ($238.10 before GST)
Registration opening soon.