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Professional development

Helping you improve as an OSH professional.

Your continuous learning and development is important as it shows that you’re striving to improve as a professional. That’s why, as the leading professional body in health and safety, we take very seriously the support and guidance we give you through your professional development.

When working your way through our membership categories, logging your professional development will be a requirement at some stage. Becoming a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Graduate Member or Technical Member will give you higher status, but this comes with a responsibility to show that you’re keeping on top of the demands of your job and meeting our high standards.

At all membership levels, apart from Affiliate and Associate Member, you will be required to complete your CPD.



Please note in 2023 we’ll be implementing the new IOSH membership grades. This is why we are no longer accepting applications for our Initial Professional Development (IPD) scheme, which enables Graduate Members to progress to Chartered status. We will continue to communicate with members via email and will publish full details of our new route to Chartered membership closer to the launch date in 2023.


CPD courses

IOSH Continuing Professional Development courses are ideal for anyone looking to take on new skills or refresh existing knowledge.

Topics include Legionella, Noise Management, Fire Safety and more.

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