Continuing Education

Participating in continuing education activities and maintaining a log of these activities in a professional portfolio is an integral part of striving for excellence. We offer courses on how to complete a professional portfolio for NSOA members, and are available for any questions regarding CE credit validity.

Members are required to participate in 20 hours of CE over a two-year period, as determined by NSOA. In accumulating the 20 hours, NSOA requires members to:

  1. Participate in a minimum of 10 hours (out of the 20 hours) in primary CE activities;
  2. Participate in a maximum of 10 hours (out of the 20 hours) in secoundary CE activities;
  3. Record participation in CE activities in their professional portfolio; and
  4. Maintain in their professional portfolio materials they have gathered while fulfilling their CE requirements (e.g., course outlines, brochures from conventions/conferences);

CE activities must reflect those areas identified as needing improvement in members’ completed self assessments, peer assessments and other areas of interest. In addition, CE activities must relate to manual osteopathy, and should enhance members’ professional knowledge base so they can provide the best manual osteopathic care possible to the public of Nova Scotia.