Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the way in which our registrants continue to learn and develop throughout their careers, so that they keep their knowledge and skills up to date and are able to practise safely and effectively.  We set our CPD Standards that every registrant should meet, to ensure that their activities are effective.  

The 5 RCCP Standards that every registrant must meet are:

  • Standard 1 - Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities; 
  • Standard 2 - Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice;
  • Standard 3 - Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery;
  • Standard 4 - Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user;
  • Standard 5 - Upon request, present a written profile (which must be their own work and supported by evidence) explaining how they have met the standards for CPD 


How do I evidence the CPD Standards?

Why CPD is important & how do we monitor it?