What is CPD?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) builds on the fundamentals of a member’s existing REPs recognised qualification which has either given them entry or an additional category on the register. PD:Approval endorsed CPD is a great way for health and fitness professionals to develop their career knowing that they are covered by their REPs insurance. It also demonstrates that they continue to learn and develop throughout their careers keeping their skills and knowledge up to date, and are able to work safely, legally and effectively.
As a REPs member, we recommend you achieve 10 CPD points every year. CPD points are calculated and valid for one year from the date you completed the piece of training. Your CPD total is a ‘rolling’ figure that automatically updates daily. To meet recommendations your CPD total should be at least 10 CPD points at the point of renewal.
We will take into consideration CPD that has been completed under the old process (24 CPD points over two years) during the transition.
Acquiring new skills are essential but in subject areas that fall outside of the qualifications detailed on the REPs categories framework, you will need to have a formal assessment as part of the training course. All assessed courses have a minimum of 8 CPD points to ensure that you are sufficiently qualified. You can search for assessed training in specific areas on the PD:Portal. The following disciplines require you to take training that has an assessment:
- Group Indoor Cycling
- Circuit Training
- Pole dancing (Vertical Pole)
- HIIT/HIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
- Pad work (Boxing)
- Strapping Taping
- Body Weight Suspension
- Boot Camps
- Circuit and Aqua programmes that contain any of the above
- Olympic Lifting.
Insurance plays a large role in CPD and career development. Your training will not be recognised for insurance purposes if it is outside the scope of practice dictated by your qualification/s and not endorsed by PD:Approval as an assessed programme.
For instance, if you were to listen to a podcast or complete another type of non-assessed training in one of the areas above, you will not be covered by your insurance to deliver the activity. You need to complete an endorsed and assessed training programme in these areas for your insurance to recognise that you are competent to deliver these types of training.
All CPD will have some form of prerequisite based on the skills that are required to further your knowledge and make sure that you are sufficiently qualified. All the endorsed training listed on the PD:Portal includes the qualification REPs members must have before undertaking the programme.
Achieving and logging CPD points
In most cases, when you first register with REPs you are awarded 20 CPD points per entry qualification. If your qualification is older than five years, points will not be issued. In this instance, current CPD is required and points will be given relevant to the CPD. These can be uploaded and logged in the REPs Members Area. We will then award you the category and the CPD points.
There is a huge variety of CPD training available, but by choosing training that has been endorsed by PD:Approval you have the peace of mind that it has been independently checked to ensure it is fit for purpose. Also in the unlikely event that you are unhappy with the training you receive, PD:Approval will do their best to help you resolve any issues. You can search for all recognised courses on the PD:Portal. CPD point allocation will range between 1 and 16 points for CPD, and up to 20 points for qualifications.
REPs have negotiated members only discounts with partners for you to be able to access some high quality online learning. Visit the Online CPD page for more information.
Any endorsed CPD training can be uploaded and logged in the REPs Members Area. The CPD points are awarded once you have logged the training.
Any non-endorsed CPD training can be uploaded and logged as 'Other courses’. You will be awarded a maximum of 2 CPD points. CPD points are awarded once you have logged the training.