Continuing education can be defined as activities intended to maintain and develop competence through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes intended to enrich a professional practice.
A distinction should be made between continuing education activities that are directly linked to the necessary skills that a psychologist needs in his/her practice and those who are linked only to his/her personal interests. The Ordre ensures that its member find activities that fulfill their needs rather than their interests.
As of June 21, 2012, psychologists who practice psychotherapy must accumulate at least 90 hours of continuing education activities in psychotherapy over a period of five years.
As for other professional activities practiced by psychologists which are not psychotherapy, it is important to know that each psychologist has primary responsibility for his or her own training, as obliged by article 39 of the code of ethics of psychologists:
"Psychologists must develop, perfect and maintain their knowledge and skills in the field in which they carry on their professional activities."
In this aspect, it is important that psychologists keep a registry of the continuing education activities.