In a recent update to the Continuing Competence (CC) program secondary preceptors were recognized for their teaching efforts, and both primary and secondary preceptors can now claim up to 30 SD credits.

There are currently two preceptor training courses available for Continuing Education credits. One is through NAIT and the other is through SAIT.

NAIT Preceptor Training

NAIT is offering a 6-hour course designed to meet the needs of novice and intermediate preceptors.

  • Roles of the preceptor
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning
  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Preceptor and Student Supports

SAIT Preceptor training

SAIT’s School of Health and Public Safety is offering a 20-hour course designed to meet the needs of novice and intermediate preceptors, as well as to provide a refresher for more experienced preceptors. You will be enrolled in the course for a three year term which allows for flexibility to attain any mandatory continuing competency requirements and the time to apply the content, or to discuss situations with other preceptors in the field.

Course topics include:

  • Roles of the preceptor
  • Planning and organizing learning experiences
  • Precepting strategies and methods
  • Assessment techniques
  • Communication strategies
  • Conflict management