Enhanced CPD scheme
The enhanced CPD scheme will ensure CPD activity is firmly embedded in the professional life of dental professionals. It is intended to support registrants in doing CPD regularly, in accordance with our standards and within their current scope of practice.
They can then go on to identify further learning needs which could be added to their personal development plan, and so continuing the process.
Verifiable CPD is currently that which has quality controls in place. We also advise that it has educational aims and clear outcomes, and an opportunity for participants to give feedback.
We have listened to feedback from registrants and stakeholders about non-verifiable (general) CPD. Based on this, we have agreed to focus the enhanced scheme on verifiable CPD so that can be independently verified, where we require it. This means only CPD activity that is verifiable would be admissible in the Enhanced CPD scheme.
By focusing upon verifiable CPD, we can ensure that the enhanced scheme is credible and generates trust.
It would also provide auditable supporting documentation that is open to scrutiny by us where we require it. This is important to ensure we can provide on-going public assurance that registrants are keeping their skills and knowledge up to date.
We have adjusted the minimum required hours of CPD to reflect this change as below:
Minimum verifiable CPD hours per five year cycle
|Dental Therapists, Dental Hygienists, Orthodontic Therapists, and |
Clinical Dental Technicians
|Dental Nurses and Dental Technicians||50 hours|