4. Maintaining your CPD as a specialist
UKPHR has set mandatory CPD requirements for Specialist registrants as follows.
Specialists must meet UKPHR’s standard which is the standard published by the Faculty of Public Health (or an alternative professional equivalent) namely:
- participants must submit a minimum of three, and a maximum of six reflective notes each financial year,
- each reflective note must be linked to one or more PDP objective(s),
- there is no longer any requirement to record CPD points
How does UKPHR check specialist CPD compliance?
You will be required to provide evidence of CPD at the time of your 5-yearly revalidation. This will either be in the form of your FPH certificates for the past 5 years or your CPD reflective notes per financial year over the past 5 years.
UKPHR does not specify a template for recording your own CPD and supporting evidence such as certificates of attendance are not required to be submitted unless UKPHR requests this information. However, UKPHR has produced a template should you wish to use this to record your reflective notes.
If you have been exempt from submitting a CPD return by the Faculty for any of the years, you must provide evidence of this. If you do not use the Faculty’s CPD diary, please contact us at email@example.com to request an exemption for your CPD.