Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
helps you create a structured career path, as well as safeguard
your professional status. CPD is about your skills, knowledge and
expertise, and reflecting on what you've gained or achieved.
Think about your employer, colleagues and clients. Taking part
in CPD sends them a strong message that you're serious about
keeping your skills and experience fresh and fit-for-purpose.
How does CPD work?
- You create a framework to identify your skill gaps – technical
- You plan to do activities that will refresh or expand your
knowledge and experience to fill the skill gaps
- On the basis of what you've gained from the activities you've
completed, you update your CPD online
Do all members have to do CPD?
All Chartered Fellows, Chartered Members, Graduate
and Technical Members have to carry out CPD to safeguard their
professional membership status. Affiliate and
Associate Members are welcome to take part, but they don't
Whichever category of membership you belong to, you'll find that
the scheme helps you to formulate and work to an effective career
You'll be able to keep your online CPD record up to date by
logging into MyIOSH – the pages of our
website that are personalised to you. When you're logged in, check
and update your CPD by clicking My CPD.
Your CPD is completely secure, which means you can update your
records from any computer that has internet access. We've designed
your CPD with the busy practitioner in mind. It's easy to use, so
you'll be able to spend more time developing as a professional
rather than filling out forms.
The framework to use when planning CPD activities
Professional training can play a big part in your development,
but you can include a range of other activities when planning your
- working on one-off internal projects
- managing budgets
- designing training or learning programmes
- voluntary work in the local community using your professional
No professional should stand still – we're all learning, all the
time. CPD asks you to think about and record what you're doing, and
plan and structure the most appropriate next steps.
Get in touch with the Membership Department for more