How do you calculate CPD hours?

One CPD point is equal to one hour of active learning. That means you get one point for every hour you spend on CPD activity. To give you an example, say you attend a day’s training course about delivering first aid. The course runs from 10am to 5pm, plus an hour break for lunch.

How many CPD hours do I need per year?

You need to; Complete minimum of 35 hours’ compulsory CPD each year of which at least 21 hours must be structured CPD. 35 hours is the minimum required. In practice the figure may exceed this as the actual requirement will be determined by an individual’s development needs in any 12-month period.

What counts as CPD hours engineering?

For a CPD activity to be counted towards a Registered Professional Engineer’s 50-hour total requirement, it must have taken at least 30 minutes to complete. Activities under 30 minutes may not be counted. CPD hours are then to be calculated in increments of 0.5 hours.

Who needs to do CPD hours?

It is generally governed by sector-specific professional bodies or regulators. Employers also increasingly expect their staff to undertake CPD, and may even measure them on it. Anyone who is a member of a professional body is likely to have CPD requirements laid out for them by the body, rather than by their employer.

Does a Masters count as CPD?

CPD sessions tend to be short courses for a few weeks rather than months. However, in some cases, a full masters course is considered CPD and these can be completed in two years or so with part-time online study.

Does CPR count as CPD?

Can I claim my cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or fire training that I have to do at work as CPD activities? Mandatory learning activities in the workplace may be counted as CPD provided that they are relevant to your context of practice and that they include new learning.

Is CPD equivalent to NVQ?

CPD cannot be compared to other qualifications like NVQs. Unlike other qualifications, which require you to study for hours across multiple learning modules, CPD is an accredited training course that is scored against the number of hours you spend performing a specific learning activity.

What is classed as CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. Accompanied by such growth is the acceptance that academic qualifications must offer more vocational and skills-based learning.