Professional development

Our Code of Conduct requires you to keep your professional knowledge and skills up to date; and use your CPD to maintain and develop your competence and performance. Continuous professional development (CPD) is therefore a requirement of registration. Before you can renew your registration, you need to have met our CPD requirement and recorded it in your online account.

Our current requirement is 24 hours CPD per year. CPD activities are classified as either Structured or Unstructured.

Structured activities are usually easy to identify. They are organised by associations, employers, training providers or other organisations, and they have stated learning outcomes.

Unstructured activity is anything without a stated learning outcome that helps you achieve your CPD objectives and develop your professional practice.

Under the current policy, there is no minimum structured CPD points requirement, but you must carry out a minimum of two CPD activities that are structured.

Our CPD handbook tells you all you need to know about what you have to do and offers guidance on how to do it.

If you need a printer-friendly version of the handbook, please see this document

Whilst we have set requirements for CPD, we have also tried to make it flexible. But if you have any difficulty meeting the requirement, or are unsure if an activity is acceptable as CPD, please contact us.

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