Structure

Each member will have to accrue 200 CPD points over a 2 year period. Therefore, on the second anniversary of joining, the member must have accrued 200 CPD points in order to be eligible to remain as a member.


They will also need to accrue 200 points over each subsequent 2 year period. The points can be obtained through a variety of methods, as below, however, a minimum of 50%, or 100 points, must be achieved through Formal Education. The balance may be earned through the Professional Activities, Work Based Learning, or other approved activities. Entry level training programmes (Level 1, 2 or 3) which has been completed within 2 years of initial registration will be allocated CPD points, and those points may be used in the first 2-year cycle, in order to satisfy the 200 point CPD requirement.



Continuing Professional Development Structure

Area Number of Points Type of Evidence Required
Formal Education
Institute Training Programmes
(1 day events)
25 points Certificate of completion / Proof of Qualification
Level 1 50 points
Level 2 100 points
Level 3 200 points
Other recognised Training Programmes 15 points Certificate of completion / Proof of Qualification
ICOS Conference Attendance 25 points Attendance Sheets verified with ICOS
Distance Learning or Online Training 3 points Certificate of completion / Proof of Qualification
Professional Activities
Board or Representative Committee Meetings 2 points Proof of attendance as recorded in minutes/ contributions to the work of the specific committee meetings
Membership of other board sub-committee (audit sub-committee, risk, remuneration etc.) 5 points Signed Proof of membership declaration
Recognised Industry Seminars 5 points Signing in sheets
Membership of a Discussion Group 5 points Proof of attendance as recorded in minutes / contributions to the work of the discussion group
Giving Presentations at Conferences 20 point Copies of presentation and Proof of Attendance
Attending Recognised Industry Conferences or other AGM’s 10 points Proof of attendance – signing in sheets
Work-based Learning
In-Service Training
- 1-day
10 point Certificate of completion / Proof of Qualification
In-Service Training
- 1/2 -day
5 points
Project Work 5 point Reports on Project work
Other
Voluntary & Community Work 10 point Testimonials / letters from internal / external service users / colleagues