Committee on Professional Training

The Committee on Professional Training promotes excellence in postsecondary chemistry education and provides leadership to the ACS in the professional training of chemists.


ACS Guidelines Revision
CPT is developing the next revision of the Guidelines, which will be adopted in 2014. Over the coming months, a series of open meetings will focus on topics related to the revisions as we aim to be responsive to all issues of importance to the community. We welcome your comments and suggestions at

Upcoming Events
  • You are invited to attend the CPT symposium, "Enriching Professional Preparation of Students: Vertical Skill Integration and Capstone Experiences", at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Grand Valley State University on Monday, August 4, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, in Mackinac Hall, A Wing, in Room 2117.
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  • CPT Open Meeting: CPT will hold an open meeting at the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, on Sunday, August 10, in the Davidson Room at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel.
  • Please join CPT for the symposium, "An International View on Chemistry Education", at the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California, from 8:30am to 11:45am, on Tuesday, August 12, in Room 121 at the Moscone Center, North Building. 

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ACS Approval Program

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Contact Us

Office of Professional Training
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036