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 undertake at least 50 credits of CPD each year,
- each credit must be supported by a reflective note,
- at least 25 credits must be linked to their PDP,
- a maximum of 5 credits may be claimed in relation to any one reflective note.
How does UKPHR check specialist CPD compliance?
You will declare each year through your annual renewal declaration form that you are complying with your CPD requirements. Please see extract below:
- I declare that I am aware of the CPD requirements for continued registration, and I am undertaking learning appropriate to my practice and am maintaining a CPD log with suitable evidence, including reflective comment.
- I am aware that I must record, keep safe and produce when required my CPD programme for the purpose of revalidation and fulfil the requirements of the revalidation (including re-registration) scheme.
UKPHR will not conduct CPD audits for its specialist registrants because UKPHR is satisfied with the audit process employed by the Faculty of Public Health.
You will be required to provide evidence of CPD at the time of your 5-yearly re-registration. This will either be in the form of your FPH certificates for the past 5 years or your CPD breakdown log over the past 5 years, equivalent to 50 credits per year. 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. If you have been exempt from submitting a CPD return by the Faculty for any of the years, you must provide evidence of this.