How to Become a Registered Collaborative Professional

Step 1 – Compete the following required training to become a Registered Collaborative Professional in your profession.

For Lawyers, the required training is as follows:

  • Introduction to Collaborative Practice (2 day training),
  • Interest-based Negotiations (30 hours training), AND
  • Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts (40 hours). Click here for the course offered by the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton)

For Financial Professionals and Mental Health Specialists, the required training is as follows:

  • Introduction to Collaborative Practice (2 day training),
  • Interest-based Negotiations (30 hours training), OR
  • Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts (40 hours). Click here for the course offered by the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton)

Step 2 – Review the Minimum Standards for Collaborative-Professionals to ensure you hold the proper credentials and experience to become a member. Submit your application form to our Registrar noted below.

Step 3 – Join as a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

How to apply:

  1. Download the application form.
  2. Explore your membership options below and fill out the form (keep a copy for yourself).
  3. Mail your completed form and cheque (fee plus GST) payable to Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton).

Send form and cheque to:

Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton)
c/o Wendy Phillips Berard, Registrar
220 – 5 Giroux Road
St. Albert, AB  T8N 6J8
phone:  780-459-0133
fax:  780-459-0537

Registered Collaborative Professional

Registered Collaborative Family Lawyers / Registered Financial Professionals / Registered Mental Health Professionals and Coaches

Fee: $400.00 / year (plus GST)

Benefits:

  • Voting privileges in elections and general meetings
  • Networking opportunities
  • Use of a public profile on the website
  • Eligibility to run for the Board of Directors
  • Discounted membership in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Mentoring program

* Membership in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) is mandatory of RCP membership in the association. Registrant must keep IACP membership current.

* $100 of the membership fee will be paid to the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association for membership in the provincial association.

* No refunds if members resign during the year.

Associate membership

Fee: $100.00/year

Benefits:

  • Voting privileges in elections
  • Networking opportunities

* Membership in IACP is not required.

* No refunds if members resign during the year.

Requirements:

  • Individuals must subscribe to the principles of collaborative practice; and
  • Must have paid their required fees in full

Student-at-law membership

Fee: FREE

Benefits:

  • Networking opportunities

Requirements:

  • Individuals must subscribe to the principles of collaborative practice; and
  • Must be a student enrolled in a post-secondary educational institute



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