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. 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.
New members and CIT's must complete this course before they can use the P.Chem. 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
- Module 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.
The ACPA Jurisprudence Course has been updated and is now available through the ACPA Learning Centre!
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
- Active participation in on-line discussions and Zoom sessions is mandatory to pass the course
>> 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.
Jeffrey Kovac, The Ethical Chemist: Professionalism and Ethics in Science, Pearson Education Inc. 2004. Available for purchase at the ACPA office while quantities last, $20 CAD (GST not included). Please contact the office to inquire about availability.
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2022
Module 1 Opens: January 17, 2022
Module 2 Opens: January 21, 2022
Module 3 Opens: January 28, 2022
Module 4 Opens: February 4, 2022 9 AM
Module 5 Opens: February 4, 2022 noon
Module 6 Opens: February 11, 2022 9 AM
Module 7 Opens: February 11, 2022 noon
Zoom sessions are on Friday, February 4 and Friday, February 11 from 9 am until noon
All other sessions are asynchronous.
Cost: $250 ($238.10 before GST)
If you are not an ACPA member, you can create an account to access the Member Registration link above. If you have questions, contact the ACPA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.