Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

Any member of the healthcare science workforce has the potential to cause harm to patients. To reduce the risk of harm, AHCS registrants are required to demonstrate that they are fit to practise through Continuing Professional Development (CPD), both in terms of their competency and conduct.  This is important in supporting a culture of continuous learning and improvement, as well as ensuring the professionalism of registrants.

CPD helps you maintain or develop your competence and fitness to practise, whether your development needs are:

  • for the purposes of your role or profession;
  • required by your employer;
  • required to meet a specific career goal; or
  • aspirational, to meet your own personal goals.

CPD is an important and essential requirement for registration with the Academy.  If you do not maintain your CPD, you will be removed from the register.

Here you may view and download the AHCS Standards for Continuing Professional Development .

Please remember to undertake and keep a record of your Continuing Professional Development activity.  It is ultimately for the benefit and safety of all patients and the public.

Additional guidance for registrants is being drafted and will be available shortly.

Click here to view and download the AHCS Guide to CPD , which includes information about what CPD involves, the types of CPD activity you could undertake, how you might keep a record of your CPD activity and how to submit your CPD Profile if selected for CPD audit.