Continuing professional development (CPD) is the way in which registrants continue to learn and develop throughout their careers so they keep their skills and knowledge up to date and are able to practise safely and effectively.
What is CPD?
CPD stands for continuing professional development, a standard that HCPC registrants must meet.
Learn about our standards, and the different types of learning that count as CPD activities
CPD audits and submitting your profile
What happens if you are selected for audit, and how to complete and submit your CPD profile
Service update: CPD and renewals
Registrants will understandably be concerned about how they can keep up to date with CPD or have time to submit profiles if chosen for audit at this time.
Individuals should comply with their CPD obligations, where time allows and if it is possible to do so.
In the current circumstances, our Council has taken the decision to cancel the audit process for Physiotherapists and Art Therapists. We have since sent out a written confirmation of this to those selected for CPD.
If you are not one of these professions and have a previous CPD audit which is outstanding you would like to query, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if you are awaiting for your profile to be assessed, this will still go ahead and we will notify you of the outcome in due course, this only applies to previous audits.
CPD audits for Dietitians, Chiropodists/Podiatrists and Hearing Aid Dispensers will not go ahead for this current professional cycle.
We will continue to review this and will update registrants once CPD audits are due to resume.
We will continue with our planned renewal timelines, but with extra flexibility understanding the pressures our registrants will be under.
We have extended the renewal deadlines for the following professions:
- Art Therapists: deadline now extended to 30 June 2020
- Dietitians: deadline now extended to 31 July 2020
- Chiropodists / podiatrists: deadline now extended to 31 August 2020
- Hearing aid dispensers: deadline now extended to 31 August 2020
We have also written to those select registrants to confirm this in writing.
More information on how to renew can be found here.
Please do not telephone us at this time, but instead email our team at email@example.com and we will respond as soon as we can.