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.
RCCP Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists are required to meet CPD standards to maintain their accreditation and ensure that their activities are effective.
CEP-UK have provided guidance for Clinical Exercise Physiologists when completing CPD.
CPD can be completed in various forms including online webinars, academic courses and conferences and Clinical Exercise Physiologists are encouraged to complete a range of these.
RCCP CPD Standards
The 5 RCCP 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
Benefits of CPD for Clinical Exercise Physiologists
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.