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Registrants need to maintain a continuous, up to date and accurate record of their CPD activities that covers a mixture of different learning methods. 

Why Do CPD?

Carrying out CPD enables you to manage your own development at work.  It helps you to document and review your progress.  One advantage of this is that it can help identify gaps in your knowledge which you can address with further learning and development.  It also means that you can identify and celebrate your achievements.

What counts as CPD?

Click here for Examples of CPD Activities

Individuals should choose CPD activities that contribute to the quality of their practice and service delivery, and benefit the service user, whether patients, colleagues or students.  

Training resources are available for IPEM members to help with CPD activities and recording.

Using the online management training in Management Direct is free for IPEM members and counts as CPD. 

Who should do CPD?

All IPEM members confirm that they are carrying out CPD by renewing their membership each year.

Read our latest CPD article

Are you registered or regulated?

Members of the Institute who are regulated by the HCPC, Science Council, Engineering Council or RCT are reminded that it is compulsory to maintain a record of CPD.   The HCPC audits a sample of CPD records from Clinical Scientists on their register every two years. The other bodies carry out an annual audit.

The IPEM CPD scheme has been designed to fulfil the requirements of the HCPC and Science Council.

Starting on the Scheme

Complete Form A, (the CPD Application form) and return it to the IPEM office. 

All Part II trainees and those registered with the Science and Engineering Councils through IPEM are automatically signed up for CPD so they don't need to send the form.

Read the CPD information/guidance document.


These are some suggested ways of planning and recording your CPD. 

Record details of your activities on Form C1

Plan your activities using Form C3

Record your CPD using the summary sheet Form C2 - this is the one we will ask for if you are chosen for Audit.

Form C2 in Word format                           

Examples of Form C2 reports     


Annual Declaration

Can now be done online so you do not need to submit a paper copy of your Form D.

To submit your declaration click here  and a confirmation message will appear on screen.

Science Council registrants

If you are a CSci, RSci and RSciTech registrant please be sure to complete your annual declaration by the deadline advertised.  We are required by the Science Council to remove any registrant who is not actively engaged in CPD activities from the register.

Part II Trainees

Part II trainees are automatically entered onto the CPD Scheme.  They should complete their online declaration as normal, but will not be audited as the training scheme is already evidence of performing CPD.

New Registrants

The CPD scheme audits the previous year's activities.  So the first year you are registered you will only need to complete the online declaration to let us know you have been carrying out CPD.  You would not be audited that year. 

Annual Audit

CPD scheme registrants accept that the Institute will audit a percentage registrants each year.  Audits are undertaken both to enable advice and guidance to be given to individual registrants and enable evidence of good practice to be shared throughout the profession. 

See the CPD Audit Page.

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