PDP Accrual Table

PDP Accrual Table

The accrual of PDPs is an important process for any professional, particularly in an industry that is constantly developing, evolving and applying new research and ideas. PDPs are evidence of the currency of your education and provide the PAA with a basis for maintaining your currency of membership and health fund requirements.

PDP Accrual Requirements:

  • 20 points for Full members and 15 for Matwork members over each two-year period.
  • A maximum of 15 PDPs for Full members and 10 PDPs for Matwork members in any one year.
  • A minimum of 16 PDPs for Full members and 11 PDPs for Matwork members must be accrued from PAA approved Pilates specific workshops, master classes and PAA conference as Listed on the website.
  • A maximum of 15 PDPs may be awarded for any one program.

PDP accrual requirements outlined above will ensure members continuing education is spread evenly throughout their two-year membership period and currency of knowledge is maintained.

The PDP Accual Table below lists the ways in which members can accrue PDPs and specifies the maximum number of PDPs allocated to each each activity.

Ways to Accrue PDPsMaximum PDPsRegional Allowances
PAA approved Pilates specific workshops and master classes as listed on the website
20 PDPs
Advanced Diploma of Pilates Method15 PDPs
Pilates sessions with PAA Education Body faculty members or PAA Principal members @ 1 PDP per hour4 PDPs6 PDPs
Online Pilates specific workshops- PMA CEC approved only4 PDPs6 PDPs
Advanced anatomy, physiology and pathology courses @ 0.5 per hour
* Must provide presenter biography and detailed course outline
6 PDPs
Advanced business development courses @ 0.5 per hour
* Must provide presenter biography and detailed course outline
4 PDPs
Deliver PAA approved professional development workshop4 PDPs
Publish Pilates based academic research study
- individually assessed
6 PDPs
Pilates industry article –PAA newsletter, industry journal
Pilates promotion article- national magazine
- individually assessed
2 PDPs
Non approved Pilates workshops @ 0.5 PDPs per hour if meet PAA criteria
* Must provide presenter biography and detailed course outline
20 PDPs
Pilates Alliance Australasia biennial conference15 PDPS
Pilates Method Alliance (US) annual conference15 PDPs