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CPD FAQs

Updated information about your CPD (continuing professional development)

What is CPD?

CPD stands for continuing professional development. It is about maintaining and improving your skills, knowledge and expertise through development activities and then recording and reflecting on what you have achieved or gained.

Will IOSH CPD be affected by the new membership grades?

Only in a positive way. As part of our work to enhance the way we support professional development, we will soon be launching a new CPD scheme and system, aligned with our updated competency framework. CPD must be completed by members whose grades have a mandatory requirement of 30 hours per year. 

Is it mandatory to complete my CPD?

CPD completion is mandatory for Technical Members, Graduate Members (which is changing its name to Certified when the new membership grades are implemented in 2023), Chartered Members and Chartered Fellows. Affiliate and Student members are not required to complete CPD but are welcome to use the programme.

What happens if I do not complete my CPD?

We will support all members through their transition plan – the process of moving from the current to new member grades being implemented in 2023 – to complete the required CPD. However, to maintain standards, there will be sanctions for members who do not maintain their CPD record. In the new, approved membership grades structure, Technical Members, Certified Members, Chartered Members and Chartered Fellows who do not complete the required CPD will revert to Affiliate Membership unless there are mitigating circumstances. This is because CPD is not mandatory for our Affiliate grade.

What do I do if I cannot complete my CPD?

If you have extenuating circumstances that are preventing you from completing your CPD, please contact our CPD Team on CPD.Enquiries@iosh.com, so we can provide support and discuss the way ahead.

I’m a practising retired member? Do I need to maintain CPD and the ethics e-learning and assessment?

Yes. If you wish to continue practising, you will need to maintain your CPD and IOSH Ethical Practice in OSH e-learning and assessment. We’ll provide you with a transition plan and support you during the 12-month transition period.

I'm a fully retired member of IOSH. Will my membership status be affected and do I need to do CPD?

No. Retired membership will continue as it stands today, and you will be recognised as a retired member who is no longer active with no requirement for CPD.

What guidance is available for members to help them with their CPD?

Our dedicated CPD team is available to guide and support you through your professional journey with IOSH. We provide guidance documents, weekly workshops and a host of resources, including IOSH Magazine, CPD courses, webinars and technical guides.

Am I able to transfer my CPD record on to the new system?

We advise members that if they wish to retain a record of their CPD activities they should download all their work prior to the new system launch.

Until when can I use the current platform to upload my CPD?

You can use the current platform to upload your CPD record, activities and reflections until the day before the new system launches in November 2022.

Am I going to lose my CPD record?

If members want to keep evidence of their CPD record, this will need to be downloaded before the switchover takes place.

Why do I need to complete the Blueprint self-assessment tool for my CPD?

By completing the Blueprint self-assessment tool, you will be able to see which areas you need to work on and your strengths/weaknesses, and the tool can suggest IOSH CPD that may help you. You will then add relevant activities on to your CPD record, to reflect on what you have achieved and what you have learnt since taking the self-assessment.

I am on the existing IPD scheme. How will this differentiate to members on CPD only?

Members who are registered on the IPD scheme will be required to maintain and record their CPD records on the existing Skilsure platform via MyIOSH. This will continue until we close the Skilsure platform 12 months after the launch of the new member grades (launching in 2023).

Can I still register for IPD and how will my IPD be affected by the changes?

Yes, you can still register on the existing IPD process. To ensure you are given the fullest opportunity to complete the process, and to minimise disruption to members registering and working through IPD, a final deadline date will be set. If you’re not able to complete by the specified date, you will need to be assessed against the new standard, using the new and enhanced version of Blueprint. 

As we are launching the new and enhanced Blueprint in November 2022, we’ll be sending out detailed communications to all members shortly about the changes to IPD. Please keep an eye out in your inboxes.  

How do I download my CPD record and activities?
  1. Go to iosh.com and left click on MyIOSH top right of the screen. 
  2. Scroll down the page and left click on My CPD.
  3. Once on the My CPD page, left click on the purple 'Log in' button to take you to your log in screen.
  4. Enter your username and password in the space provided, then select login.
  5. Once logged into MyIOSH select My CPD from the menu down the left-hand side of the page.
  6. Then left click the ‘Update your CPD’ button.
  7. When on your main CPD record, just above section A, there is a download all button, left click on this button to download your CPD record.
How can I become a mentor?

Being an IOSH mentor counts towards your CPD. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or would like to know more about our programme, log on to the IOSH Mentor platform to register your interest.