More than 2,000 DCPs still to make their CPD statement

24 August, 2023
With the 28 August deadline fast approaching, over 2,000 dental care professionals still need to make their annual CPD declaration, with an additional 1,500 who have made a statement, but have not yet met their CPD requirements.  
CPD rules require dental professionals to make a compliant statement every year, by the 28 August, and we are calling on DCPs to make sure their statements are in order before it’s too late. 
The vast majority of dental care professionals renewed their registration with no complications, but 3,487 have not yet met their CPD requirements. That figure includes 2,071 DCPs who have paid their annual retention fee and made an indemnity declaration, but still need to provide a CPD statement.  
Remember you need to complete at least 10 hours of CPD over each two-year period. Even if you have not completed any CPD activity in 2022 – 2023, you are still required to make a statement. In these circumstances, please submit a zero-hours CPD statement. 
Not completing your CPD declaration can have serious consequences for individuals and for the team they work in, as non-compliance may end up with removal from the register. It is therefore very important for DCPs to check now to make sure they are compliant before the deadline of 28 August.  
The quickest and easiest way to make a CPD statement is through eGDC. We also provide further guidance and information about Enhanced CPD