Continuing Professional Development points (CPD points)
Continuing Professional Development is undertaken to ensure registered exercise professionals remain up to date with the latest knowledge, research and exercise science to deliver safe and effective exercise advice.
Ongoing education is measured by a system of credits called Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. An exercise professional must earn 10 CPD points per registration year by completing courses provided by REPs recognised CPD providers (10 CPD points is the equivalent of one day of education which includes an assessment).
Please note: Completing a first aid course doesn’t earn CPD points as first aid is required for health and safety purposes, and doesn’t add to the specific knowledge and skill to deliver exercise advice.
Deficit – An exercise professional may carry forward a shortfall of up to 10 CPD points in any one registration year (1 October to 30 September). The exercise professionals must earn sufficient CPD points to cover the deficit and current points required in the next registration year.
When an exercise professional first registers, there is no requirement to earn any CPD points until their first re-registration. Points are though allocated for initial education qualifications completed (see below for more information).
Credit – CPD point credits are valid for two re-registration periods (current re-registration and the next re-registration year). 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) which will be carried forward to the next years re-registration.
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).