COVID-19: Supporting members

STEP has been monitoring the development of the COVID-19 situation around the world. Our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of our members, our staff, our volunteers, and our event and course delegates and we are working to support our members across the world through this difficult time.

Please see below information regarding STEP events and courses, which will be regularly reviewed in line with the evolving situation.

We have also established a technical hub, containing the latest information on actions governments and industry are taking in response to the spread of COVID-19.

    COVID-19 Technical Hub

    Resources and information to keep you up to date with the latest COVID-19 developments.


    As a result of coronavirus and associated restrictions in many countries, a number of our scheduled face-to-face events have been cancelled, postponed or re-imagined as virtual events. Below we have listed the major national or international conferences that have been amended. Branches and regions organising events are taking decisions based on local considerations. Please watch out for communications from your branch, and check the Events Calendar for updates.

    Training and education

    Face-to-face classes for all CLTi programmes moved to an online classroom in 2020, and all STEP and CLTI teaching and assessments will remain online until the end of December 2021. This includes workshops, revision classes and assessments. If you are currently enrolled on a face-to-face option, you will still receive the same engaging learning experience but will be able to study remotely. This flexible option means that you can still actively participate in group discussions and exercises and benefit from peer-to-peer learning, but from the comfort of your office or home. If you are unable to attend the online classroom for any reason, you will have access to a recording of an appropriate online class to watch at a time convenient to you. For more information, please visit.

    If you have any queries, please contact [email protected].

    For Canadian students, because the Canadian education courses are all online, including exams and essay submission, you should not be affected.