In order to comply with the Faculty's minimum standards for CPD and to remain in good standing, all Faculty members must either submit a satisfactory CPD return for the previous calendar year, or have been formally exempted by the Faculty from this requirement.
This must be done as soon as possible after 31 March each year and no later than 30 June the same year.
The return must meet the minimum Faculty requirements of 50 credits every year. Gaining more credits does not necessarily equate with better learning or higher quality of practice.
The Faculty reserves the right to check the accuracy of any returns made via the annual audit.
Every Faculty member has a CPD record. A certificate is issued annually to those who have successfully completed CPD requirements by submitting a satisfactory annual return and who have met the Faculty's standards for CPD. Public health trainees and Faculty members who have retired from all public health practice will not be issued with a certificate.
Submitting an annual return
There are two ways of submitting returns:
- the annual return form [Word] which is section 4 of the paper-based CPD portfolio; or
- via the online diary
Applying for exemption
Members applying for exemption should also complete the annual return form [Word] (Section 4 of the CPD Portfolio), and send it, along with the required evidence, to:
Faculty of Public Health
4 St Andrews Place
See the Exemptions section for further details.