CPD Status

You have no valid diplomas.

Continuing Professional Development

Enhance your professional practice and development with our CPD scheme 

We provide our members with a CPD scheme that offers a flexible system of recording CPD that is easy to use and meets your requirements for achieving and maintaining your professional registration.

Read our guides to the IBMS CPD scheme, IBMS CPD Categories, Reflection on CPD, CPD Validation, HCPC and Science Council CPD, IBMS CPD Scheme User Guide and visit our FAQ page to make sure you get the most out your CPD.  


The IBMS CPD scheme

The IBMS CPD scheme provides an opportunity for you to participate in a variety of structured activities and formally record your learning experience and outcomes.

The IBMS recognises our members’ continuous learning through the award of IBMS CPD Diplomas. In order to gain an IBMS CPD diploma, you will need to complete 24 activities and reflection on those activities across three categories.

Achieving an IBMS CPD diploma by completing a broad range of activities across different CPD categories will enhance your knowledge and skills and support you in identifying and achieving learning outcomes.


Please note: The IBMS CPD scheme is now entirely electronic. This means that the recording, amending and validating of CPD are all carried out online. In facilitating a service that more efficiently meets the demands of our membership and reflects current requirements of the wider profession, the scheme is now user-oriented and as a result, the IBMS can no longer offer to validate manual submissions for CPD diplomas. We are more than happy to guide members in using the new scheme and provide any additional information as necessary.


IBMS CPD ePortfolio

The IBMS CPD ePortfolio provides a platform for you to record and monitor your CPD activities online.

The ePortfolio is designed to enable you to critically analyse and reflect on your learning experiences and record the resulting benefits to your professional practice and development.

Please read our CPD guides before you start using your IBMS ePortfolio. 

You will need to log in to the IBMS website to access your ePortfolio


IBMS CPD Officers 

IBMS CPD Officers provide support and guidance for IBMS members on CPD and the IBMS CPD scheme. 

You can find and contact your local IBMS CPD Officer using our CPD Officers directory.


Joining the IBMS CPD scheme

You must be an IBMS member to use our CPD scheme. To become an IBMS member visit our Join page

All new IBMS members are automatically registered onto our CPD scheme. If you are an IBMS member who is not registered onto the CPD scheme please contact with your membership number requesting to join the scheme. You will then receive notification with further instructions. 

Any further questions please contact the IBMS CPD Team at

CPD Status

You have no valid diplomas.