As the end of your 5 year cycle approaches, please ensure you have 250 credits in total with 50 points minimum in professional, clinical and personal categories. Please request a review using the button at the bottom of the progress bar on your CPD portal. The cycle will be reviewed at the next CPD committee meeting for certificate approval. Your new 5 year cycle will start automatically when the previous cycle finishes.
After approval, you can download your certificate by going to the members dashboard and clicking on the certificates tab.
The 5 year end certificate is useful as it demonstrates that an external body has reviewed the entries and verified that these include a mixture of learning activities, which have been appropriately reflected upon and are appropriate for the profession. The certificate is therefore very useful evidence for HCPC, if a member is selected for audit by the council.
“What is HCPC CPD auditing? Is it related to ARCS CPD?”
If you are registered with the HCPC, you may be audited at random and need to provide evidence of CPD. ACE CPD audits are not linked to the HCPC.
“Do you have to keep a paper copy of the evidence e.g. agenda…….even if it is just a lab meeting?”
Paper or electronic evidence is required to be kept for your own personal records. You will not be requested to submit or upload electronic evidence for ACE CPD audit.
You can find out more about the ARCS CPD scheme by visiting our FAQ page on the website here.