You can find detailed instructions of how to use the online ARCS CPD scheme in the CPD User Manual which is available member to download here
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.
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.
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 ARCS CPD audit.
If you are registered with the HCPC, you may be audited at random and need to provide evidence of CPD. ARCS CPD audits are not linked to the HCPC.
On completion of your 5 year cycle, please indicate via the ARCS CPD website or mailto:email@example.com 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.
Points can be claimed by undertaking reflection and evaluation of learning outcomes.
Yes. Points can be claimed using the appropriate code. Please refer to the points table for details.