Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & Initial Professional Development (IPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
& Initial Professional Development (IPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Individuals in all categories of membership should take all necessary measures to maintain and improve their competence via Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

  • Develop a plan to show how they may fulfil their learning and development requirements, consult with their employer if necessary, and take responsibility for their learning and development needs.
  • Participate in a wide range of development activities.
  • Please keep track of their continuing professional development initiatives.
  • Reflect on what they have learnt or accomplished due to their CPD activities and keep a written record of their thoughts.
  • Evaluate their CPD activities concerning any goals they have set for themselves and record their findings.
  • Following reflection and evaluation of future requirements, they should review their learning and development plan regularly.
  • Mentoring and sharing professional experience and information are two ways to assist others in their learning and development.

Initial Professional Development (IPD)

It takes time to develop the skills you need for your career, and a structured approach to your development will put you on the path to becoming Professionally Registered.

The four significant milestones to becoming a Certified member are;

  1. Achieving the required educational base
  2. Developing professional competence through training and experience
  3. The application process
  4. The Professional Review.

Professional Review

IPD is the one-off assessment process that Members need to go through to become a Certified Members. Bypassing the assessment, you demonstrate your competence, knowledge, skills and experience.

Your Certified status will help you;

  • Improve your ability to influence decision-makers
  • Work on an equal footing with other professionals
  • Increase your future employability

There are several ways to achieve Certified membership. The specific process you will undertake depends on how you became a Member.