Continuing Professional Development points (CPD points)
Continuing Professional Development is designed to up-skill existing exercise professionals.
One of the requirements of exercise professionals re-registering with REPs is ensuring adequate ongoing education (focusing on knowledge, research and exercise science). Ongoing education is measured by a system of credits called Continuing Professional Development points (CPDs).
REPs Registered Exercise Professionals are required to complete education and upskilling to demonstrate that they continue to learn and develop throughout their careers, to keep their skills and knowledge up to date, and are able to work safely, and effectively.
Attending a first aid course does not entitle you to any CPDs as this is for health and safety and not upskilling yourself any further than you have already been.
An exercise professional must earn 10 CPD points per registration year by completing courses provided by REPs Registered CPD Providers.
CPD Credit/Shortfall – An exercise professional may carry forward a shortfall of up to 10 CPD Points in any one year as long as they commit to undertaking those CPD points during the next registration year. When an exercise professional first registers, there is no requirement to earn any CPD Points until their first re-registration.
CPD points are valid for TWO re-registration periods. So a person who has earned 20 CPD Points during their current registration year (and didn’t have any shortfall in the prior registration year), will have earned sufficient CPD Points (10 points) for the next years re-registration.
CPD Requirements (info for exercise professionals)
Each year an exercise professional must earn 10 CPDs per year from attending/passing a course that has been allocated CPD points (a list of these courses can be found below).
Please click on the links below to see a list of courses for the current registration year:
An exercise professional may carry forward a shortfall of up to 10 CPD points in any one year as long as they commit to undertaking those CPD points during the next 12 months.
When an exercise professional first registers there is no requirement to have earned any CPD Points.
CPD points are valid for TWO re-registration periods (so a person earning 20 in one year has earned enough for their upcoming re-registration, plus 10 for the following year).