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Professional development

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 Associate Member, you will be required to complete your CPD.

To progress from Graduate to Chartered Member you will be required to complete your IPD.



Please note in 2023 we’ll be implementing the new IOSH membership grades. This will include changes to Initial Professional Development (IPD). We will be sending out detailed communications to members shortly, to give plenty of preparation time, so please check your inboxes. Click here to find out more about the new IOSH membership grades. 


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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