Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is the process of acquiring, maintaining and enhancing the skills and knowledge needed for professional practice. All veterinarians must take part in CPD.

Our requirements for CPD are changing. In 2021, we are trialing our new CPD framework and we expect it to come fully into force in 2022.

CPD information for 2021 onwards

2021 is a trial year and we're asking veterinarians to take part in the new framework. We will gather feedback on veterinarians' experiences with it and make any needed changes for 2022.

We are currently developing resources to help and will add them to this page as they become available.

CPD information for 2020 and before

Guidance on CPD

These contain detailed guidance on CPD requirements.


 These can be used to help prepare your CPD plan and record.