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Home > Your registration > Continuing professional development (CPD) > How your CPD profile is assessed

How your CPD profile is assessed

We estimate that the average processing time for profiles will be eight to twelve weeks. We will process CPD profiles in the order that we receive them. This means that the sooner you send us your completed profile, the sooner you will receive your decision.

During the assessment of the profile your HCPC registration will be unaffected if we have received your signed renewal form and payment, and if you are not subject to any fitness to practise allegation.


Our CPD assessors will assess your CPD profile and will make a decision against each of the standards. The assessors must be certain that you meet each of the standards.

Assessment criteria

Standard

Standard not met

Standard partly met

Standard met

A registrant must maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities.

The registrant has not provided evidence that they have kept a record of their CPD.

There is some evidence that the registrant has kept a record of their CPD. For example, they have described keeping a record.

There is evidence that the registrant has maintained a record of their CPD activities, and as part of their supporting evidence they have sent in a brief summary of all the CPD activities they have undertaken.

A registrant must demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice.

The registrant has not undertaken any CPD activities.

Or

The registrant’s CPD consists of only one type of CPD activity.

Or

The registrant’s CPD is not relevant to their current or future practice, as described in the ‘summary of practice’.

The registrant has undertaken two types of CPD activity, but they have not explained why they have concentrated just on those.

Or

There is some evidence that the registrant’s CPD is relevant to current or future work, but this is not made clear.

The registrant’s CPD includes three or more types of CPD activity.

Or

The registrant’s CPD includes two types of CPD activity and their CPD profile has explained why they have chosen to concentrate only on those types of activity.

And

There is evidence that the registrant’s CPD activities are relevant to their current or future practice and the link is clear in the personal statement.

A registrant must seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery.

There is no evidence that the registrant’s CPD activities have improved the quality of their work, or that they have aimed for their CPD to improve the quality of their work.

There is some suggestion that the registrant’s CPD has improved their work – improvement is hinted at in the information they have provided but they have not given any evidence to support this.

The registrant’s personal statement shows that their CPD activities have improved the quality of their work and this is backed up with evidence.

Or

The registrant has shown how they believed that their CPD might improve the quality of their work, and had planned for this, but this had not been the case. The registrant’s statement must show that they have considered why this has happened, and what they will do next to make sure their CPD will improve the quality of their work in the future.)

A registrant must seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user.

The registrant has not provided any information which explains any benefit to service users.

There is limited information about how the registrant’s CPD activities have benefited service users.

Or

The registrant has stated a benefit to service users but not given any evidence or explanation to support this.

The registrant has shown (through evidence provided or an explanation given) how their CPD activities have benefited service users, either directly or indirectly.

Or

The registrant has shown how they believed their CPD would benefit service users, but this has not been the case. (The profile must show that they have considered why this has happened and what you will do next to make sure their CPD will benefit service users in the future.)

A registrant must present a written profile containing evidence of their CPD upon request.

The registrant did not return their profile by the deadline.

The registrant has provided a profile by the deadline but it was incomplete (for example, they said that evidence was to follow).

The registrant must send in their profile by the deadline.

Assessment outcomes

The table above shows the possible outcomes after we have assessed your profile. This depends on whether you meet, partly meet or do not meet the standards.

The extent to which you meet the standards may vary from standard to standard. For example, you might meet some standards while only partly meeting others. The CPD assessors will look at your CPD profile as a whole to make a decision, which they will justify.

The CPD assessors will bear the following in mind.

  • If the CPD assessors decide that you meet most of the standards, but you only partly meet some, we will normally ask you for more information so that the CPD assessors can make a decision.

  • If the CPD assessors decide that you have not met one or more of the standards, we will normally write to you to explain that your CPD profile does not meet the standards.

We ask the CPD assessors to look at each CPD profile individually and to make sensible and reasoned decisions in the case of, for example, a CPD profile where most of the standards are met but one is only partly met, or where every standard is almost met. In each case, the CPD assessors will make a decision based on the information you have provided.



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Our latest continuing professional development audit results


Between 2013 and 2015 we audited the continuing professional development (CPD) of 8,164 registrants.

The results are now available in the CPD audit report, which contains statistics, insight and comments from assessors.

  • 80.8 per cent of profiles submitted were accepted
  • 9 out of 15 previously-audited professions showed an increase in the number of approved profiles
  • Only 0.3 per cent of the sample were removed from the Register