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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CNHC's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy came into effect on 1 September 2011. The CNHC policy was developed following a survey across professional associations in the sector and in consultation with CNHC's Profession Specific Boards (PSBs). The aim of the policy is to ensure that standards are maintained, whilst keeping requirements in line with existing professional association arrangements as far as possible.

Click here for a CPD guide for CNHC registered practitioners

CNHC registered practitioners must complete a minimum of 15 hours CPD each year and you will need to confirm at renewal that you have undertaken CPD activities over the previous registration year.

Please note CPD is not just about doing courses. Many people think that only formal courses or seminars count towards CPD but there are a wide range of activities you can include. Here are a few examples of other activities which you can count towards your CPD:

  • Discussions with your peers or colleagues about individual cases (case reviews). These could be face to face, over the telephone or online.
  • Personal study such as reading magazines, journals and web articles.
  • Writing an article for your newsletter, journal or other publication.
  • Learning something new about how to run your business or practice - again this could be by talking to others, reading an article or using an online tutorial/guide.

The important thing to consider when deciding what to include is whether you have learned something new which you can put into practice in your work.

Random Sampling
Make sure you note down what you do and when. It will be far easier to complete the CNHC CPD log as you go along. Please note, you do not need to send your CPD log to CNHC when you renew, but you do need to complete and keep a copy of it. This is because on an annual basis a random sample of 5% of CNHC registrants will be required to provide a copy of their completed CNHC CPD log for the last full registration year as well as a copy of their current Professional Indemnity Insurance certificate.
Please make sure your CPD log is up to date as you may be contacted and remember that all registrants need to complete a CPD log for each registration year.
Please read: Policy in respect of requirement to provide copies of insurance certificate and cpd log

Click here to download the CNHC CPD log template. You can also access the CNHC CPD log template by logging into MyCNHC. Just click on the ‘CNHC Resources' option. (You can also login to MyCNHC at the top right corner of the website). Please login using the email address you registered with. If you have forgotten your password please contact us at: info@cnhc.org.uk or telephone: 020 3668 0406.

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