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What activities count as continuing professional development?


This list should give you an idea of the kinds of activities that might make up your CPD. (This list has been adapted from work done by the Allied Health Professions’ project ‘Demonstrating competence through CPD’ (2003).)

Your CPD must include a mixture of different types of learning. This means that you need to carry out at least two different types of learning activity. In practice, most registrants will carry out many different types of learning while registered with us.

If you were audited and had only carried out one type of learning – for example, if you had only read professional journals but had not carried out any other kind of learning – you would not meet our standard.





Work-based learning



Professional activities



Formal and educational



Self-directed learning



Other