Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
CPD is defined as the 'systematic maintenance',
improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills and the
development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of
professional duties throughout your working life.
If you are to maximise your potential for lifetime employability,
it is essential that you maintain high levels of professional
competence by continually upgrading your skills and knowledge.
CPD covers the training and lifelong learning from the period
of registration throughout an individual's career.
CPD is supported by IGEM with the aim of creating an environment
which enables you to remain professionally competent throughout
your working life. This is done by providing information and
guidance to assist you to develop your expertise in recognising and
planning your learning needs, recording the activities you
undertake to satisfy those needs and thus maximize your
There are a number of ways by which to keep records, but the
most usual is using IGEM's 'mycareerpath' via the 'My IGEM' login.
This self assessment tool enables you to monitor yourself against
agreed competencies by planning and recording evidence linked to
competencies or longer term goals. You can also have your
assessments, plans, reports and evidence reviewed.
CPD Approved Courses
Courses and seminars can be approved by IGEM for
Continuous Professional Development purposes. If you are
running a course, seminar or event you think may be relevant to our
members, please contact Membership Services to discuss the