You must record a total of 50 CPD credits per year under four Continuing Professional Development (CPD) categories:


  • External (maintenance of knowledge and skills) - minimum 20 credits per year (required)
  • Internal (practice evaluation and development) - minimum 20 credits per year (required)
  • Personal Learning - minimum 5 credits per year (required)
  • Research or Teaching -2 credits per year (desirable)


The remaining credits can be made up of any combination of these four categories.


Don’t forget that you must also record at least one Audit/Quality Improvement Project every year.


The Professional Competence year runs from 01 May to 30 April, and any claims must be for activities that took place within that period.


You can find additional information on this topic on our Resources page.