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Frequently asked questions
Is CPD compulsory?
As all members registered with the HCPC will be legally required to comply with their CPD requirements, the Society will not be undertaking CPD monitoring that might overlap with the HCPC’s duties as the independent regulator. However, the Society does have future plans to operate CPD monitoring processes for the purposes of determining attainment and/or maintenance of a specific status/award, for example, membership upgrade or Chartered Scientist status. The Society strongly recommends that members maintain an ongoing reflective record of their CPD.
What is the minimum number of hours I should spend on CPD a year?
How many points or credits is a CPD activity worth?
What counts as CPD?
Professional development is not just about taking part in formal learning activities, for example attending a conference or workshop. There is a broad range of activities that may be used for your professional development and it is recommended that you engage in a mix of activities that include work-based learning, professional activity, formal/educational activities, and self-directed learning. These can include:
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