CPD is not required from employers, but it is from their employees. HCPC's CPD standards are a responsibility that registrants must meet.
We regulate individual professionals, which means their employers do not have a responsibility to keep up CPD themselves, but as employers are responsible for the safety of their employees' practice, they may want to encourage CPD upkeep amongst their staff.
What do employers need to do?
We believe that employers will want to encourage their employees to learn and develop, so they they keep their practice up to date. This is the best way of ensuring that they stay on the Register and are able to practice safely. The best way of showing that professionals are doing this is to keep up their CPD profile.
As an employer, you might want to support your employees by recommending a format for their CPD records.
CPD profiles should not be stored in the workplace - this is to ensure that the registrant can access them regardless of their current place of employment.
More information about CPD
The information in our guidance document, CPD and your registration, is designed to support employers as well as registrants.