Continuing Professional Development
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is any activity where an individual learns new skills or knowledge relevant to their professional role. CPD is an ongoing cyclical process in which individuals reflect on their practice and assess their learning and development needs, decide on actions required to meet those learning needs, and evaluate the effectiveness of their learning.
A global professional registration system for Health Promotion Practitioners was established by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (www.iuhpe.org) in 2016. For those registered practitioners, active engagement in CPD facilitates the learning of new skills, expands knowledge and experience and ensures competence of practice. Participation in a minimum of 75 hours of CPD across a range of activities is one of the criteria for re-registration with IUHPE.