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Record CPD

You can use your online account to record learning activities in a way that best supports your practice.

Read this before you record CPD

  1. Log in to your online account
  2. Go to the 'Your CPD' section on your online account
  3. Add a new CPD entry using either the structured or unstructured form
  4. View, edit or delete recorded CPD from the summary
  5. Remember to submit CPD at the end of forms

You can record CPD on your online account using either a structured or an unstructured form. 

The structured form has several questions and guides you through the CPD standard to help you consider what to write.

The unstructured form enables you to upload CPD you’ve already recorded and provides a free text format for you tell us about how the learning has improved your practice. If you already record your CPD somewhere else, for example workplace personal development records, or you have a portfolio for a programme such as ASYE, you can attach this and explain how it meets the CPD standard.

If you use the unstructured form, you’ll need to select which parts of the CPD standard you think your CPD demonstrates.


For security reasons, the system will log you out after 60 minutes. To avoid losing any unsaved work, you may want to save your CPD entry regularly.

Both forms have required questions which you must answer. You can’t submit your CPD entry until you have answered all required questions, but you can save it as a draft. 

Title of CPD (required)

Give a short descriptive name for the CPD entry.

Date of CPD (required)

Only CPD recorded with a date between 1 December 2020 and 30 November 2021 will count for registration renewal purposes.

What was your role in this example? (required)

Briefly provide the context of your role when you did the CPD.

What did you do? (required)

Provide more information to explain what you did and/or what happened.

Critical reflection (required)

Explain the impact that the CPD had on your practice.

Text boxes have a 1,400 word limit warning. If you reach the limit you will get a warning and you will not be able to save or submit your CPD entry.

When recording CPD, you may want to change your browser settings to turn on spell checking.

We recommend that you type up your CPD in a different document and then copy and paste it into our system to avoid losing any unsaved work.  

CPD entries, and any uploaded documents, must not include any personal information which could be used to identify someone you support, or disclose personal or professional information about colleagues, managers, or employers.

This is due to data protection regulations. Even if the references are anonymised, the identity of the person may be recognisable to others. It’s your responsibility to make sure all identifying details are removed.

Select 'Submit CPD' at the end of the structured and unstructured forms to mark it as completed.

Additional support

We want to make sure that our processes are accessible to everyone. Please let us know if you need:

  • support to record CPD
  • any CPD information in another format
  • an adjustment to the CPD process because of disability

You can call us on 0808 196 2274 or email [email protected] to tell us about what you need, or if you have any questions.

Contact us

If you’re having issues with our website, or you have any questions about CPD, you may want to view to our CPD support page.

You can also download our guidance on CPD (PDF).

Last updated: 3 September 2021

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