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How to use the CPD online diary

The online diary is free to use for all members of FPH and to Associate members who are subscribing to the CPD scheme. It enables you to keep a record of your CPD activities and your Personal Development Plan (PDP) each year and submit your annual CPD return and portfolio (once selected for audit) online. From 1 April 2016, it is mandatory for all members to enter their CPD activities in the online CPD diary. It is advisable to record CPD activities as they are completed rather than at the end of the CPD year.

How to use the FPH online system

Once you logged in, you will be able to record your activities online.

Under ‘This year’s CPD activities’ you will find all your entries for the current year with a credit total.

Under ‘All CPD activities’ you can view your entries from previous years. These entries can be sorted by year or keyword by using the ‘Filter’ function on this page.

To add new activities to your online diary during the year go to ‘New CPD activity’. Once the activity has been entered it will appear immediately under ‘This year’s CPD activities’.

Under ‘PDP overview’ you are able to keep an electronic record of your Personal Development Plan which is ideally undertaken with a peer as part of, or linked to, your annual appraisal. It should be updated whenever there has been a change – either when a goal is achieved or modified or where a new need is identified. If you wish to add a new PDP item, go to ‘New PDP entry’.

How to make your CDP return

Each year, you will need to submit a CPD return to FPH. This is a declaration and takes the form of the total number of credits claimed for the previous year.

The CPD year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year. You should submit your annual CPD return before the 30 April for the CPD year just completed.

To do this:

  • Log in to the CPD online diary
  • Ensure that you have entered all your CPD activities and ideally they are linked to your PDP
  • Click the tab ‘Submit mandatory annual return’
  • Select the relevant year and check the total credits claimed is correct
  • Click ‘send your annual return’

You will automatically receive by email a copy of your annual CPD return from the system (please check your junk mail folder). 

For further help please refer to the CPD online diary reference guide or contact