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Automatic exemption

FPH members are automatically exempted from participating in CPD if they are in a recognised UK public health training scheme or in an overseas training scheme that has been approved by an appropriate authority for the purpose.

From 1st April 2022, the following categories of FPH members will be automatically exempted from participating in CPD. However, if these members hold a UK licence to practice, they are encouraged to participate in the FPH CPD scheme, unless another CPD scheme is more appropriate to their individual circumstances:

  • Honorary Members and Fellows
  • Members and Fellows through distinction 
  • International Practitioners 

If you are in the above FPH member category and are automatically exempt from the FPH CPD scheme, and are interested in participating in the FPH CPD scheme, we will encourage you to do so. Please get in touch at and we will give you more details. 

Exemption on application

FPH members may be eligible for exemption from participating in FPH’s CPD scheme on application to FPH if:

  • They confirm to the FPH that they do not undertake ANY public health practice
  • Their circumstances are exceptional, such as, Prolonged absence from work (e.g. leave due to sickness, maternity, paternity, adoption or sabbatical) for not less than 9 months in any one CPD year.  Or any other very exceptional circumstances (e.g. these may include those few FPH members who are not retired but are not currently in any active public health practice) must be discussed with the Regional CPD Adviser or CPD Adviser and referred to the CPD Director for a decision at his/her personal discretion.
  • Their career path and revalidation requirements are better represented through another CPD scheme which has been recognised by FPH as equivalent. They must provide documentary evidence that they are participating in such a scheme: either a copy of a letter from accrediting body or a copy of current CPD certification

How to apply for exemption

Members applying for exemption should complete an exemption request form in the CPD diary in the members' portal

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