Revalidation is a requirement of registration. As a Registered communication professional you sign up to a code of conduct, Section 5 of which requires you to keep your professional skills and knowledge up to date. You must revalidate annually.
The decision on which development activities to undertake is yours. We trust you to be clear on what your professional development needs are and make the right decisions about the development activity you undertake.
Keep a file of the evidence to support the record you create online. We'll ask a significant number of you to send in your file, so we can audit it. Based on what you all put on the system and the outcome of the audit we'll offer advice and guidance for following years. Our approach will be supportive and constructive, as always.
From a service perspective, your clients must be sure that your skills and knowledge are current, so they know you can provide them with a service that is safe. On the strategic front, proving NRCPD Registered communication professionals undertake post-qualification continuing education is an absolute requirement for achieving formal protection of professional titles like Sign Language Interpreter, so only those who are appropriately trained can use them.
You have to assess your professional development needs, set development goals and invest a minimum number of hours in working to achieve them through continuous professional development (CPD). You have to record the activity you undertake in the revalidation section of your online NRCPD account and keep a file of evidence to support the record you create.
We will monitor and report on the activity you undertake collectively. We'll ask a significant number of you to send in your file, so we can audit it. Based on what you all put on the system and the outcome of the audit we'll offer advice and guidance for following years. Our approach will be supportive and constructive, as always.
That's up to you. We trust you to assess and understand your professional development needs and make the right decisions about the development activity you need to undertake. Make sure the activities you choose are focussed on improving your professional practice and keep a record of why you have chosen them.
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Structured activities are pre-arranged, usually organised by associations, employers, or training providers, and have a stated learning outcome. It can include any such activities that are relevant to your field of professional practice.
Record your hours in your online registration account. Log into your account, click on the revalidation icon and follow the on screen instructions. We advise you to record your activity as you go through the year.
Something that shows you undertook the activity you've recorded. For example, you can use certificates of attendance for a training course, meeting agendas, reflective learning logs. Notes of the journals you've read, notes of your mentoring sessions, and agenda or notes of meetings you've been to.
If you complete more activity than required in any given year, record the extra hours in your online registration account and we will automatically carry a maximum of five hours over to the following year. Hours carried over will be automatically deducted from your following year's unstructured hours requirement.
From 1 April 2014 you need to record your CPD hours/activities in full on your NRCPD online registration account.
Every "Registered" communication professional, whether qualified for 1 year, 5 years or 20 years, needs to meet the CPD requirements outlined above in full to be eligible to renew their "Registered" status on an annual basis.
We will pro rata the amount of CPD hours you need to undertake over two years. In the first year you would renew as usual but recording no CPD hours. To renew the following year you will need to have recorded the required proportion of hours.
No. In the same way we charge only one fee for multiple Registrations, you complete only one revalidation record. Many activities will be relevant to multiple disciplines. It is your decision how to divide your professional development time between your professional disciplines.