CPD, which stands for Continuing Professional Development, is the process of keeping track of and documenting the skills, knowledge, and experience gained through professional activities beyond initial training. It involves recording what has been learned, experienced, and applied. CPD is often referred to as a physical archive or portfolio of one’s professional development. However, some organizations use the term to refer to a training or development plan, which is not entirely accurate. This article defines CPD as a process of reflecting on and recording one’s learning and development.
What is the purpose of CPD?
The purpose of CPD is to assist in managing one’s development on a continuous basis. It is intended to aid in the recording, reviewing, and reflecting on what has been learned. CPD is not simply a document that records training received; it has a broader scope.
Find out more by downloading the Guide To The CPD Program