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Continuous Professional Development


Continuing professional development (CPD) is the way in which Clinical Exercise Physiologists continue to learn and develop throughout their careers, so that they keep their knowledge and skills up to date and are able to practise safely and effectively. 

AHCS Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists are required to meet CPD standards to maintain their accreditation and ensure that their activities are effective. 

CPD can be completed in various forms including online webinars, academic courses and conferences and Clinical Exercise Clinical Exercise Physiologists are encouraged to complete a range of these.

Upon request, registrants must present a written profile (which must be their own work and supported by evidence) explaining how they have met the standards for CPD. 

2% of applicantswill be reviewed yearly.

AHCS CPD Standards

The 5 AHCS Standards that every registrant must meet are:

  • Standard 1 - Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities; 

  • Standard 2 - Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice;

  • Standard 3 - Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery;

  • Standard 4 - Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user;

  • Standard 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 


Suggested CPD framework for Clinical Exercise Physiologists

To gain and maintain AHCS registration as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist we must be proficient across six areas of practice for nine health conditions. To support choosing CPD relevant to your needs identify areas where your training/experience could be enhanced.


*Multimorbidity recommended but can be single conditions, depending on career track. Consider professional CPD, ie. EDI etc too.

Benefits of CPD for Clinical Exercise Physiologists

Continue to learn and develop throughout your career

Maintain your accreditation and ensure that your activities are effective


Access CPD through BASES

The British Association for Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) offers CPD opportunities for members and wider sport and exercise science communities, including Clinical Exercise Physiologists. This includes a programme of workshops, webinars and Division events organised by the BASES CPD Committee; and a range of workshops, conferences and courses run by external providers that have been endorsed by BASES.

BASES and Clinical Exercise Physiology UK Continuing Professional Development Grants


The BASES and Clinical Exercise Physiology UK CPD grant has been established to provide annual opportunities for four BASES professional / graduate members.

Up to £650 of funding will be provided to meet the CPD requirements that individuals might need to become an Academy of Healthcare Sciences (AHCS) registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) or to maintain registration.

Application closing date: 31st March 2024

Upcoming CPD Opportunities


April 2024

The Inaugural CEP-UK Conference


2024 Onwards

BACPR Physical Activity and Exercise Course



May 2024


2024 Onwards

CanRehab Specialist Instructor Course


Oct 2024

BACPR Annual Conference


2024 Onwards

Exercise Training for Chronic Respiratory Disease


2024 Onwards

ESCAPE-pain facilitator training


Nov 2024

BASES Annual Conference

International CPD Opportunities

CSEP Online learning opportunities
(discount available to BASES members)

ESSA Webinars and Podcasts 
(discount available to BASES members)


ACSM Education and Resources 


ICSESP Education and Resources 

Some UK CPD providers

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