You can find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about CPD in this section.
If you need more information, or if your question is personal to your circumstances, please get in touch.
What happens if I don’t comply with the CPD requirements?
If I am on maternity leave, will this change my CPD requirement?
If I take time off or have a career break, do I still need to do CPD?
Can I count CPD completed outside of the UK?
What if I am a temporary registrant?
Can my foundation or vocational training activities count towards CPD?
Yes, but only once your five-year CPD cycle has started. The start of your CPD cycle depends on the date you first registered with the GDC. If you are a recent graduate, your first CPD cycle will start 1 January in the year after you first registered. Please be mindful to check youreGDC account for when your CPD cycle officially starts. For CPD to count as verifiable, it must comply with our verifiable CPD requirements. If your foundation or vocational provider is unable to provide certified evidence of activities that would meet the CPD requirements , you may be able to use the verifiable CPD mapping document, but this will need to be kept alongside a clear, detailed account of the CPD activities you are claiming from your foundation year.