The requirements for maintaining Certification
Taken from the CATA website September 20, 2013
This document will focus on the Continuing Education (CE) section of Certification Maintenance (CM).
|TIMELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS:December 31st
Note: Failure to meet the above submission timelines will result in your membership being classified as “Maintenance Suspension”. The details of this category, the associated penalty fees, and membership limitations, can be found on the CATA website in the members area under the Certification Maintenance Policy and Procedures.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) AUDIT SYSTEM
Starting December 31st, 2007 the CATA will be moving to an audit based system for monitoring Continuing Education of its Certified Members. Each Certified Member will be required to submit the Continuing Education Summary Form by December 31st of their submission year. The submission schedule will remain the same. A random sample of 10% of the submitted forms will be selected and those Certified Members will be required to submit all supporting documentation in accordance with the timeline indicated above.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) ONLINE FORM
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) SUBMISSION SCHEDULE
The submission schedule has not changed. Here is an overview.
Note: If you attain your certification within the CEU collection period you are required to submit 0.6 CEU’s per month you are certified. Therefore if you were certified in June of 2006, with a last name beginning with a first letter between A-H, you will be require to submit for 18 months (July 2006 through December 2007) at a rate of 0.6/month. Therefore you would need to submit 10.8 CEU’s at the December 31st, 2007 deadline.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) SUBMISSION ADDRESS
Please submit all necessary documentation, when required, to the CATA National Office by one of the following methods.
CATA National Office
#308, 400 5th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 0L6
|CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) CATEGORIESContinuing Education (CE) has been realigned from 11 categories to 5. The new CE Categories are listed below. The details of each sub-category can be found on the CATA website in the members area. Each sub-category is awarded the same number of CEU’s that are indicated in the previous Maintenance of Certification Information Booklet. To summarize, the allotment of CEU’s for a given activity has not changed, only the categories the activities are recorded under has changed.
A – Approved Activities (no maximum)These are activities dealing specifically with the National or Provincial Associations. The sub-categories are:
B – Approved Professional Development (No maximum)
These are activities approved by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. The sub-categories are:
C – Post-Certification Academic Programs / Coursework (no maximum)
These are courses completed at a post secondary institution, which are related to the field of Athletic Therapy. The sub-categories are:
D – Emergency Cardiac Care (6.5 CEU’s maximum)
The sub-categories are:
1. CPR, level HCP
2. First Responder
E – Non-Approved Programming / Special Consideration (14 CEU’s maximum)
This section is for those activities which further advance your education as an Athletic Therapist, but do not fall into the categories listed above. The sub-categories are:
1. Non-Approved CE courses/Workshops
2. Special Consideration