External CPD relates to educational activities that take place outside your workplace where you can interact with and learn from others.


You can claim 1 CPD credit for each hour spent on activities such as the examples listed below:

  • Academic/Scientific meetings
  • Symposiums
  • Exam preparation courses
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Courses/Lectures/Workshops leading to a Diploma/Masters
  • Online courses or tests where the site provides details of the learning outcome, links to further reading and you can download evidence of participation


Evidence of your participation is required. See:  Evidence for External CPD and Example Template for External CPD