CPD Scheme

All IPEM members and RCT registrants confirm that they are carrying out CPD and maintaining a continuous, up to date and accurate record of their CPD activities by renewing their membership and registration each year.  Any member of IPEM can also register for IPEM's CPD Scheme.  The scheme has been developed in order to contribute to the promotion of undertaking CPD and the recording thereof and allows registrants to plan what they need to learn and to record it afterwards.  A vital part of this process is then to reflect on what you have learnt, achieved or changed following the learning activity. 


CPD is linked to registration  and it is compulsory for IPEM members who are registered with the Science Council, the Engineering Council and/or the RCT to maintain a record of CPD in order to stay registered.  This means any IPEM member who is registered as CSci, RSci or RSciTech or CEng, IEng or EngTech will be automatically signed up for the IPEM CPD Scheme.  The HCPC audits a sample of CPD records on their register every two years whilst the other bodies carry out an annual audit.  The IPEM CPD Scheme has been designed to fulfil the requirements of these regulatory and registration bodies.  There are five CPD standards which must be met:


A registrant must:

  1. maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities;
  2. demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice;
  3. seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery;
  4. seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user; and
  5. upon request, present a written profile (which must be their own work and supported by evidence) explaining how they have met the Standards for CPD.

For more information on CPD standards visit the HCPC website here.


To register on the IPEM CPD Scheme an applicant should complete, sign and return IPEM’s Application for Registration for the Continuing Professional Development Scheme.


Non-members of IPEM may join the IPEM CPD Scheme upon payment of an annual registration fee.

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