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Sample profiles

If you are selected for audit, you will need to send us a profile showing how your CPD activities meet our CPD standards. Here, you can download example profiles from different professions, which we have produced in partnership with the professional bodies, to show how you can meet our standards for CPD.


What is a profile?
If you are audited, we will ask you to complete a profile to show us how you meet our standards of CPD. It includes a summary of your practice, a statement about how your CPD meets our standards, and supporting evidence.

About the profiles
These example profiles have been put together by the HCPC and professional bodies, to give examples of how registrants in different settings, doing different kinds of activities could show how they meet our standards of 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 other professions, since you may find useful examples of types of CPD and ways of showing how the standards are met from outside your profession.

Other profiles
We were delighted that so many professional bodies were willing to work with us on this joint project. The profiles published below are those that the professional bodies have been able to produce so far; we are working to publish profiles for each profession we regulate and are working with professional bodies to achieve this. We will publish further profiles here as soon as they are available.

We would like to thank professional bodies for working with us on these profiles, and particularly those organisations whose profiles are now published below.

Please note that these documents were produced prior to our change of 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)



Dietitians (provided by the British Dietetic Assocation)


Dramatherapists (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)



    Orthoptists (provided by British and Irish Orthoptic Society)



    Paramedics (provided by The College of Paramedics)



    Physiotherapists (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)



    Radiographers (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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