STP candidates may wish to defer the start of their CPD cycle until after their training is complete. To do this, a special circumstance extension request should be made by the candidate. Their 5 year cycle will then be extended for the duration of the STP training meaning that the 5 year CPD cycle will starts after STP training is complete.
What happens if I leave the scheme?Alex Whitelaw2019-11-22T11:23:22+00:00
You will no longer have access to your ‘on line’ diary or historic records. It is recommended therefore that you access and print off all personal and subscribed activities prior to departure from the scheme.
You can find out more about the ARCS CPD scheme on the ARCS website.
Do you have to keep a paper copy of the evidence e.g. agenda…….even if it is just a lab meeting?Alex Whitelaw2019-11-22T11:19:48+00:00
On completion of your 5 year cycle, please indicate via the ARCS CPD website or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to request ‘validation and certification’. To gain a CPD certificate you need to accumulate 250 credits in total within a five-year period from joining the scheme. This will be subject to review by the CPD committee. Please refer to the Policy document for more details.
Can I claim points for reading and research done via the internet?Alex Whitelaw2019-11-22T11:18:42+00:00
You need to accumulate 250 points in the 5 year period. To remain on target it is suggested that you maintain a minimum of 50 points per year with 10 points in the mandatory categories of clinical, professional, and personal.
Do I have to have points in every category?Alex Whitelaw2019-11-22T11:16:50+00:00