Continuing Professional Development


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques for continued learning throughout your career. CPD aims to keep you up-to-date with advancements in your field so you can develop as a professional.

An active interest in CPD is common practice for all professionals. CPD is compulsory for professional members (holders of CStat status or equivalent MIS or FIS).

Access our online CPD system by logging into MyRSS and then select CPD from either the drop down or side menu.

Our CPD policy

We encourage all our members to read the details of our CPD policy outlined in Continuing Professional Development.

Guidance on the RSS CPD Policy and CPD recording gives advice on how to prepare 12-month CPD summaries. The report is based on CPD summaries submitted as part of the 2011 Chartered Scientist (CSci) revalidation process.

What counts as CPD?

Activities cover:

  • Work based learning
  • Professional activity
  • Formal/educational
  • Self-directed learning.

Keeping track of your CPD

We have an online CPD recording system that is freely available to CStat and GradStat members.

Our online CPD system offers members a user-friendly, integrated system that records activities and provides reports that summarise the number of learning hours, the categorisation of activities and the benefits gained. It also stores supporting documents that form part of the CPD portfolio of information.

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