IPD route 2

You’ve been enrolled on route 2 to Chartered membership. This means you’ve already demonstrated your practical health and safety skills. Being a Chartered Member means being an all-round practitioner, so you now need to demonstrate your academic ability. Watch this video on how to get started.

How will I complete my IPD?


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Electronic Open Assessment (EOA)

First, you will need to complete your EOA, which runs every month and is completed electronically via MyIOSH – MyIPD. The examination is made up of two parts. Part A consists of 48 multiple-choice questions, which you will have three hours to answer. Part B is made up of two scenario-based questions for which you have seven days to conduct your research and submit your 700-word answers. Please note you must pass Part A in order to progress to Part B. Your answers will be marked by a qualified examiner and the result will be available to you after approximately three weeks.

Here are a few items for you to download to help you complete your EOA.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Once you have completed your Electronic Open Assessment, IOSH will conduct an audit of your online CPD. This is to verify that you have been updating and maintaining your knowledge and skills as a health and safety professional. The auditor will check that your CPD record meets the standard of compliance.

This means that you must have:

  • updated your CPD online in the last six months
  • a meaningful development plan
  • a minimum of six activities a year, each with a reflective account.

You will need to pass the CPD audit before you can book your Peer Review Interview. This video explains more about the CPD Review and check out our frequently asked questions.

Peer Review Interview (PRI)

The final step of the IPD process is the PRI. This consists of you giving a 10-minute presentation to a panel of volunteers, who are either Chartered Members or Chartered Fellows, then answering a number of questions designed to assess your underpinning health and safety knowledge and your application to practise. For guidance, download the PRI steps and watch this short video on the PRI.

If you are successful at your PRI, you will achieve Chartered status.