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).

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).

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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