CPD scheme 2008-2017
If you started your current CPD cycle during, or before, 2017, you will be subject to the rules of the CPD Scheme 2008-2017, until you complete your current CPD cycle. Until you have completed your current CPD cycle, you should remain familiar with the requirements.
Please find the Guidance and the Rules for the Scheme below. The Guidance includes definitions of verifiable, and non-verifiable, CPD.
CPD hours for dentists
Under the CPD Scheme 2008-2017 dentists need to complete a minimum of 250 hours of CPD every five years. At least 75 hours need to be verifiable CPD.
CPD hours for dental care professionals (DCPs)
Under the CPD Scheme 2008-2017 dental care professionals (DCPs) need to complete a minimum of 150 hours of CPD every five years. At least 50 hours need to be verifiable CPD.
Further information on recording and submitting CPD is available on this page, and recommended topics for CPD can be found here.
If you have any questions about the CPD Scheme 2008-2017, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. Or, if your question is particular to your personal circumstances, please email us using the contact us form.
If your question is about transition, please check the section CPD cycles spanning both schemes. Please also note that your eGDC account will include personalised information on the number of CPD hours you will need to complete during your current CPD cycle.