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 short, one-day course will provide an introduction to the ethical framework that guides professional chemists in the conduct of their duties. The course focuses on solving practical issues that arise in professional practice.  After a full morning of presentations by two instructors, Nils Petersen and Kathy Janzen, and several case studies examining issues that arise in everyday work situations, an examination based on a case study is given at the end of the day. Candidates that pass the exam will receive an Ethics certificate.  A course outline and biographical sketches of the presenters are attached.

The course materials include a personal copy of The Ethical Chemist: Professionalism and Ethics in Science by Jeffrey Kovac (ISBN 0-13-141132-2) for each registrant.

To allow maximum discussion and understanding of ethical management, attendance is strictly limited to 25 registrants. It is offered at a cost of $350 (including GST) and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments, 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.

To register online, log in to your account at the top right-hand corner of this web page, click on Event Registration and follow the instructions from there. 

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