An individual must keep a track of their annual Continuing Professional Development activities on a CPD record form and must ensure it is correct, up to date and meets the requirements of their professional body or association. The CPD activity is recorded in terms of learning outcomes and practical application of the knowledge obtained. Accredited CPD Providers are able to provide guidance to individuals as to how many CPD hours or points are achievable from the completion of any certified CPD activity, such as a conference, training course or seminar. This will help any individual delegate record the correct or most appropriate level of CPD hours for their professional body.
Continuing Professional Development undertaken is recorded by a CPD Certificate of Attendance, CPD Self-Assessment forms and personal CPD Record Cards. Once a CPD certified activity has been delivered, the attendee can update their CPD record sheet and attach the associated certificate. It is not necessary for the accredited CPD Provider to keep an ongoing learning record for each of their delegates. However, it is advisable to provide at least a certificate of participation to individuals once an activity has been completed.