All documentary evidence for verifiable CPD should be issued and completed in full by the body providing the CPD. We would not expect any registrant to create or complete their own documentary evidence, including certificates of attendance.
It is your responsibility as the registrant to obtain the necessary documentary evidence from CPD providers and you should check before taking part that the documentary evidence that will be provided to you is in accordance with our requirements for verifiable CPD. This is to provide proof that you participated in the activity and that the CPD met all aspects of the criteria required for verifiable CPD. It also reduces the risk of fraud.
The CPD provider may choose to provide certificates of attendance which they have printed or handwritten. At all times the GDC must be satisfied about the accuracy and authenticity of the CPD documentary evidence submitted to us and we may ask you for additional information to confirm the CPD you have declared to us. Where we are not satisfied with the documentary evidence you have provided we may refuse to accept it, which may mean you are not compliant with our CPD requirements.
We recommend that all CPD providers seek to minimise the risk of fraud when issuing documentary evidence to registrants about the CPD they have done.