AAMET Annual Practitioner Renewal Requirements
Once you have become an AAMET Accredited Certified Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner, your Practitioner membership fee will come up for renewal annually. In order to renew, you need to have completed two requirements during that year.
The AAMET renewal requirements are intended to serve you well and allow you to steadily increase your competence and skill as an EFT practitioner. For most people, continuing to learn and expand their knowledge and skills in the healing arts is something they are doing anyway. In addition, our requirement of annual mentoring, whether individual or group, affirms the value of community and connection as well as the great benefit of discussing your EFT work with an experienced AAMET trainer/mentor.
Here are the two annual renewal requirements:
- 30 hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development), which can be achieved in a great variety of ways.
- 6 hours of mentoring/supervision with an AAMET-approved mentor/supervisor (usually an AAMET Master Trainer). These can be through individual sessions, or group mentoring sessions with a group of 8 or fewer, or some combination of the two.
Beginning 15th September 2016, there will be a new system in place for practitioner annual membership renewal. All AAMET EFT Practitioners will be required to report their annual EFT-related Supervision/Mentoring and CPD activities directly to AAMET via an online form. Practitioners will be notified when their membership is coming up for annual renewal and, in order to pay their annual dues and remain certified, they will need to submit this report.
What counts as CPD?
Your Continuing Professional Development is for many people ‘the easy part.’ What activities have you done during the year that expanded your knowledge of EFT and/or related healing arts approaches? Did you attend any professional trainings, watch any EFT/healing arts 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? The list goes on and on.
AAMET considers four categories for CPD activities:
a) Group-based learning b) Self-directed activities c) Group Supervision d) Personal therapy
The AAMET website notes: “CPD (Continuous Professional Development) includes any EFT-related activity that supports the quality of your personal or professional EFT practice e.g. 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; etc.”
Please create an annual log of activities with approximate hours (you don’t need to include the dates). Most people will easily document 30 hours in a year. The form on the website will simply ask that you check a box to affirm YES, you have completed 30 hours, also confirming that you do have a log if it should be requested. You are then asked to enter on-line three highlights of your learning activities during that year. This will be on the new AAMET website – link to be provided in September.
You can view and download this AAMET CPD Examples document. It gives you many more ideas. Generally speaking, you can count almost any activity that in your judgement has furthered your development as an EFT practitioner and your understandings of related topics in the healing arts.
What Fulfills the 6 Hours of Mentoring/Supervision?
There are two criteria for the 6 hours required: 1) they must be led by an AAMET-approved mentor/supervisor (usually an AAMET Master Trainer) and 2) if the supervision is done in a group, the group must be 8 or fewer participants.
- 6 hours of one-on-one mentoring/supervision (usually by videoconference or phone)
- 6 hours of group mentoring/ supervision (usually by videoconference or phone)
- Any combination of the above to make 6 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 supervisor for an intensive mentoring experience (popular in the UK where distances aren’t so prohibitive).
I currently offer mentoring groups which are open to AAMET Practitioners who have been certified with me, those who have certified with other trainers, and those who have joined AAMET as external practitioner candidates. Several times a year, I offer a series of 4 group mentoring sessions (90 minutes X 4 = 6 hours), which completes the AAMET mentoring/supervision requirement. There is a Bonus 5th session if anyone misses one of the first four. Groups meet via the videoconferencing service Zoom (which is much like Skype).
Next Group: January-March 2017
For information and registration: Fast Track for Mentoring/Supervision
How do I find out when my AAMET Practitioner Membership will be up for renewal?
The new AAMET website makes this much easier to do. Members have been sent information about how to reset their login as a member. Once you have your login, you can check your profile, status, renewal information, and so forth on the new site. The new system is smooth and seamless and will serve us well.
Within the next year, you will receive an email from the AAMET about a month before your renewal is coming due. You will be able to click on the link and enter your CPD and Mentoring/Supervison record as you pay the membership renewal fee on the website.
I’ve been certified as an EFT Practitioner through AAMET, but I never understood much about the renewal process. I’m not sure if my membership has been renewing automatically each year. I was also unaware of the annual renewal requirements. But I want to keep my AAMET membership and practitioner status. What do I do?
Those who have lost track and may not have been automatically renewed annually will have a chance to recover their lapsed membership and restore their AAMET certification. Contact your trainer and find out how to go through the process of being reinstated. If you were not Accredited previously, you will be asked to complete the on-line Level 2 exam so that you are reinstated with full Accredited Certified status.
We truly will be starting anew and what is important is to get the CPD and Mentoring requirements complete for your current year. There will certainly be a grace period for anyone who needs to catch up.
When will the new system kick in?
It is up and running! Membership and Certification Renewal will now roll around on each individual’s annual renewal date. When your renewal due date is near, watch for an email from the AAMET. This email will let you know how to renew and enter your CPD/Supervision record. You can also go directly to the website and check your status and see the renewal page.
I got Certified as an AAMET EFT Practitioner, but it was before Accreditation was added in 2014. I never upgraded to “Accredited” status. Is there any reason I should do so now? If so, how do I do that?
Yes! It is not a difficult process and it is highly recommended. Our new website will offer an array of features for Accredited Certified Practitioners including an excellent Practitioner Listing where you can post a detailed profile and describe your work, a section for listing your workshops and trainings, and an opportunity to publish EFT articles. Once you add Accreditation, you will have access to all these features. You will find all the details on the new website, see Membership Info > About Accreditation or click here to be taken to the page. Or you can contact our Accreditation Coordinator, Christine Sutton at email@example.com. The process also applies to external candidates who want to transfer their certification to AAMET.
Why do you use the Mentoring/Supervision terminology, rather than just one of those words?
In the UK, the preferred term is supervision, so you will see that frequently in AAMET materials. In the US, mentoring is the term many of us prefer because “supervision” has a certain meaning in the licensed fields (psychology, counseling, social work) and we in the US find it clarifies things to use “mentoring“ to describe our EFT requirement. Basically, though, the terms are interchangeable so I often include both, or I just call it mentoring.
I look forward to supporting you in maintaining your AAMET EFT Practitioner Certification! It’s a great credential to have. AAMET International is known and respected for quality EFT education and high standards all around the world.