PACFA’s colleges offer members the opportunity to network with others who share their professional interests, as well as host events, conduct research, and advocate for the profession.

Our Colleges are:

College membership

Individual PACFA membership includes membership of one PACFA College of the member’s choice (but some colleges have membership requirements). Members may join additional Colleges for a small annual fee.

PACFA Registrants who belong to a PACFA Member Association are eligible to join PACFA Colleges for a small annual fee.

For College membership fees, see the Schedule of Fees.

Membership of some Colleges requires members to meet additional membership requirements over and above the PACFA membership requirements:

Role of PACFA Colleges

PACFA Colleges may: 
  • Develop and promote practice standards and guidelines
  • Sponsor and foster research
  • Promote the work and professional identity of members who meet the College’s admission standards
  • Provide continuing professional development
  • Provide opportunities for networking and peer support
  • Produce journals and other professional resources

Forming PACFA Colleges

To establish a College, it must meet the following criteria:

  • The College’s admission standards are equal to or higher than PACFA’s professional standards
  • There is a body of literature that supports the College’s modality or other area of shared professional interest
  • Members of the College are in good standing with the profession and have established links within PACFA
  • Members of the College Leadership Team are eligible for clinical membership of the College
  • The application explains how the College’s membership numbers are sufficient to be viable and effective as a College and identifies opportunities for membership growth
  • The College’s purpose and activities align with PACFA’s constitutional objectives and the College is not established  as an alumni association for a single training program
  • The College has an annual plan of activities

For information about forming a new PACFA College, please contact the CEO via [email protected]