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AAMET requires that each member, once certified, undertake annual CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and Supervision/Mentoring activities. All AAMET Practitioners and Trainers wishing to remain certified members of the association must maintain an active membership with AAMET International and keep up-to-date with these annual requirements.
CPD and Supervision/Mentoring requirements are in place to help Practitioners and Trainers maintain and increase their competence and skill as EFT professionals. Additionally, constructive engagement in these activities, which involve discussion of EFT practice with an experienced AAMET Supervising Mentor (previously titled “Approved Supervisor”), enhances ongoing personal and professional development.
All AAMET EFT Practitioners (and Trainers) are required to report their annual CPD and Supervision/Mentoring activities directly to AAMET via an online form accessible on the AAMET International website.
Two requirements must be met before certified membership can be renewed for the coming year:
- 30 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
- 6 hours of Supervision/Mentoring with an AAMET Trainer or Advanced Practitioner (in the role of Supervising Mentor). These can be either through individual sessions (in-person or via phone or internet), or via live group supervision/mentoring sessions with a group of 8 or fewer
All Practitioners and Trainers are notified via email when their memberships are due for annual renewal.
What Counts as CPD?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities are those in which many people are already engaged. The following questions can help you identify your CPD activities:
What activities have you done during the year that expanded your knowledge of EFT or enhanced your professional practice in any way?
Did you attend any professional trainings (apart from your primary training courses in EFT), watch any EFT or complementary instructional videos, read any helpful books, participate in any tapping groups or on-line discussions?
Did you pursue your personal healing through therapy or EFT sessions? Did you do any EFT presentations?
AAMET considers four categories for CPD activities:
- Group-based learning
- Self-directed activities
- Group supervision/mentoring class
- Personal coaching or therapy as a client
Further examples include listening to audios, interviews, summits; watching videos; attending conferences, tapping groups, trainings, courses or presentations; reading books; assisting in an EFT Training; assisting AAMET Training Board; engaging in EFT or other therapy or coaching sessions as a client; attending professional development workshops of any kind, etc.
Generally speaking, you can count almost any activity that in your judgment has furthered your development as an EFT practitioner and your understandings of related topics in the healing arts. When in doubt about what can be counted as an AAMET CPD activity, please consult your Supervising Mentor.
What Counts as 6-hours Supervision/Mentoring?
For fulfillment of annual Supervision / Mentoring requirements, any AAMET Trainer or Supervising Mentor (previously titled “Approved Supervisor”) can offer supervision/mentoring under their own model.
Please Note: Supervising Mentors are those who have trained and registered to at least the Newly Qualified Trainer member level, or they are Advanced EFT Practitioners who have applied for Supervisor status and have been approved by the AAMET Accreditation Panel.
Possible models include:
- 6 hours of one-on-one supervision/mentoring (in-person or via internet or phone)
- 6 hours group supervision/mentoring in a group* of 8 or fewer (in-person or via internet or phone). Attendance must be live as opposed to listening to a recording
- Any combination of the above to make 6 total hours
- Any configuration of the hours, for example 4 x 90-minute sessions = 6 hours
- A 6-hour “Supervision Day” where a group meets in-person with a Supervising Mentor for an intensive mentoring experience (popular in the UK where distances aren’t as prohibitive as they are elsewhere)
Entering Your CPD and Supervision/Mentoring Activities Using The AAMET International Website
Once you have agreed to the above Terms of Membership, you will have the opportunity to pay and renew your membership for the upcoming year:
- Keep an annual log of your CPD activities with approximate hours. Most practitioners will easily document 30 hours of CPD in a year
- Keep an annual log of your 6-hours Supervision/Mentoring, including name of primary Supervisor Mentor, activity name and dates
- Login to your profile on the AAMET International website
- Click on Upgrade and Renew and follow the instructions. If you get lost, navigate to >Members Area >My Account and find the “Enter Annual CPD and Supervision/Mentoring Report”
- Enter the name(s) of your primary (and/or secondary) Supervisor Mentor(s)
- When you are asked if you have completed the 6 hours of Supervision/Mentoring, check YES, you have completed those hours. Doing so will confirm that you do have a log of your annual Supervision activities should it be requested by AAMET
- You will be asked to detail your greatest lesson learned from your Supervision/Mentoring sessions the previous year
- As you follow the instructions and fill out the form, check YES, you have completed 30 hours of CPD. Doing so will confirm that you do have a log of your annual CPD activities should it be requested
- Enter three highlights of your CPD learning activities during the previous year
- You will be asked to agree that you will undertake the CPD and Supervision/Mentoring requirements for the coming year. You will also agree to seek insurance appropriate to your practice and the country/state in which you practice and abide by the AAMET Code of Conduct and Ethics