Learning activities allow for the development of new or existing competencies in areas that are relevant to a member’s overall professional responsibilities and growth. Any learning and development that is relevant and appropriate to a member’s work, professional responsibilities, and growth as a CPA will qualify for CPD.
As every position has different requirements, each member must determine whether the content of a learning activity contributes to his/her professional development. CPA Alberta does not pre-determine how much CPD is gained at an activity, nor does the organization pre-determine what qualifies as CPD for each individual CPA.
When making this determination the following factors should be considered:
- Did you learn something while doing this activity?
- Does the learning activity contain significant intellectual or practical content?
- Is the learning activity directly related to the competencies needed to continue your employment or practice?
- Is the learning activity relevant to your current professional needs and/or long-term career interests?
- Is the learning activity quantifiable (expressed in terms of a specific time range)?
If the answer to all questions is yes, then the activity may meet the criteria of a learning activity.