Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You are required to participate in continuing professional development (CPD) activity to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date. 

The College does not require that you accumulate a certain number of CPD hours or credits per year. CPD activity does not need to be pre-approved by the College. Rather, learning is to be self-directed. You are encouraged to select learning activities based on your own needs and goals, and to reflect on how learning impacts your practice.

CPD activity does not have to be completed within the year in which it began. Continuing activity (e.g. part-time degree studies) is permitted, provided it is associated with a specific learning goal(s) and an end date is given. You are still required to evaluate your progress on such goals each year.

The CPD activity you select must help achieve the learning goals identified in your individual learning plan (ILP), and you must retain evidence of participation in each activity. Only learning activity that is directly related to your learning goals will be considered acceptable activity for the purposes of the QA Program.

The Self-Assessment Portal allows you to upload evidence of CPD activity. Your ILP can be updated throughout the year by changing your QA year within the Portal. You are required to maintain a portfolio that contains your two most recently completed self-assessments and ILPs, as well as records or evidence of CPD activity. For examples of acceptable evidence of participation in CPD activity, refer to the Portfolio Contents and Format Policy.

The links below are provided for reference only and are not endorsed by the College for their value.

Professional associations offering CPD: