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Audit dates 2017-18

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Sample profiles

We have put together these example profiles in partnership with professional bodies, to give examples of how registrants in different settings, doing different kinds of activities, could show how they meet our standards for CPD if they were selected for audit.

These profiles are provided not as ‘ideal’ examples of CPD, but instead to illustrate how there are a variety of different ways of meeting our standards, depending on how and where you practise your profession. We would encourage you to read profiles from professions other than your own, since you may find useful examples of types of CPD and ways of showing how the standards are met from outside your profession.

These documents were produced before we changed our name from the Health Professions Council (HPC) to the Health and Care Professions (HCPC). Although our name has changed, our standards remain the same and these sample profiles remain valid.

Art therapists

(provided by the British Association of Art Therapists)

Biomedical scientists

(provided by the Institute of Biomedical Science)

Chiropodists / podiatrists

(provided by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, and the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists)

Clinical scientists

(provided by the Association of Clinical Scientists and the Association for Clinical Cytogenetics)


(provided by the British Dietetic Association)


(provided by The British Association of Dramatherapists)

Hearing aid dispensers

(provided by the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists)

Music therapists

(provided by the British Association of Music Therapy)

Occupational therapists

(provided by The College of Occupational Therapists)

Operating department practitioners

(provided by the College of Operating Department Practitioners)


(provided by British and Irish Orthoptic Society)


(provided by The College of Paramedics)


(provided by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

Practitioner psychologists

(provided by the British Psychological Society)

Prosthetists / orthotists

(provided by the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists)


(provided by Society and College of Radiographers)

Social workers in England

(provided by the British Association of Social Workers)

Speech and language therapists

(provided by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)

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