Continuing professional development (CPD)

Continuing professional development (CPD) — is the process through which individuals undertake learning, through a broad range of activities that maintains, develops, and enhances skills and knowledge in order to improve performance in practice. Physical therapists should record and track their CPD activities to strengthen their professional profile and ensure continuing competence. [1]


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Policy statement on continuing professional development (CPD). London, UK: CSP; 2007.  (Access date 19th March 2012)