Continuing Professional Development
Many professional regulators and organizations across Canada require their members to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) in order to maintain their good standing and/or licences.
Lancaster House provides professional education programs that qualify for CPD credit for human resources professionals, lawyers, and paralegals across Canada.
Accreditations a program has received and/or suggestions for the amount of CPD credit professionals from different jurisdictions may wish to claim for program completion will be indicated on individual Lancaster House programs.
Human Resources Professionals
Lancaster House has been pre-approved as a CPD provider by both the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), which regulates human resources professionals in Ontario, and CPHR BC and YK, which is the professional organization for human resources professionals in British Columbia and Yukon.
Lancaster House’s practice is to obtain CPHR Alberta’s approval for programs of interest to human resource professionals in Alberta.
The Lancaster House National Health & Safety Conference contains 3 technical hours or .3 CEUs for safety practitioners accumulating CPD for a BCRSP certification. BCRSP is a national certification organization for OHS practitioners in Canada.
Lawyers in All Canadian Jurisdictions and Ontario Paralegals
Many of Canada’s law societies require the lawyers they regulate to participate in a certain number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours annually (or for a specified reporting period).
In most cases, Lancaster House’s conferences, workshops, skills training sessions, professional learning programs, and webinars count towards some or all of these CPD hours.
Below is an explanation the CPD requirements applicable to lawyers (and, in Ontario, paralegals) in Canadian jurisdictions as well suggestions for reporting participation in Lancaster House programs. The interpretations are meant to assist lawyers and paralegals in deciding what CPD activities to report to their regulators; they are not a substitute for professional judgement in reporting CPD hours.
All information is believed correct at the time of posting (June 21, 2021), but please consult your law society’s website for definitive and up-to-date information.