25 Jun 2021Resource
As an AHP registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), you’ll be well aware that there are standards you need to meet in order to maintain your designated title. These standards include requirements for continuing professional development (CPD).
CPD is vital, not only to stay HCPC-registered, but as a way to learn and develop throughout your career. It helps you to keep your skills and knowledge relevant and up to date. You’ll be pleased to hear that it’s probably easier to complete CPD than you realise; it’s not only formal courses that count, but any activity that you learn and develop from.
So what are those CPD-related standards you need to meet for your HCPC registration?
In short, you must carry out a mixture of CPD activities on a regular basis that you think will benefit your practice and the service user, and keep an accurate record of them in case you are audited.
The good news is that there are no set hours you need to complete, nor any particular endorsed types of CPD - you have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of CPD activities to help your development needs.
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For further reading, you can find more detail on this from HCPC here.