Professional development

Your professional development is important - it shows that you're striving to improve as a professional.

Logging your professional development is a requirement in some areas of our membership structure. Becoming a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Graduate Member or Technical Member will give you greater status, but this comes with a responsibility to show that you're keeping on top of the demands of your job and meeting our high standards.

There's only one fair way of assessing whether someone meets the criteria for Chartered membership. We use your qualifications and a clearly structured assessment procedure to measure your knowledge, commitment and experience. The procedure we use is called Initial Professional Development (IPD).

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) gives you the opportunity to create a structured career path and safeguard your professional status. By using a framework to identify your skill gaps – technical or personal – and then creating an action plan to refresh or expand your knowledge and experience, you can make a real difference to your professional effectiveness.

Join us and enhance your professional reputation.

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