CPD resources

We provide a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme that is easy to use and meets your requirements for achieving and maintaining your professional registration


User Guides

Our user guides will help you get started with the IBMS CPD scheme and ePortfolio:


CPD Categories

CPD Validation

CPD User Guide

JBL User Guide


Reflection and CPD

Find out how to use reflective practice to maintain a high standard of CPD.  

HCPC, Science Council and IBMS CPD 

Learn about how the IBMS CPD scheme and ePortfolio supports your Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Science Council professional registration.  


CPD Activity Recognition

You can apply for an activity to be recognised by the IBMS for CPD by filling in the CPD Activity Recognition form and submitting it to In order to ensure that your activity is registered accurately and promptly, we advise that the application should be completed and submitted electronically.

If you wish for the activity to be advertised through the website events calendar and the Biomedical Scientist gazette, please select this option on the application form.


CPD articles

The benefits of change: an update on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 


CPD podcasts

You can find IBMS CPD podcasts on our Online Lectures page.



You can find out more about HCPC CPD standards, audit process and how the IBMS CPD scheme helps you to meet HCPC CPD standards in our HCPC, Science Council and IBMS CPD user guide.

You can find further information on the HCPC website using the following links:

HCPC Audit process 

Putting a CPD profile together 

How to fill in your CPD profile 

Sample profiles 

Submitting your CPD profile


Science Council CPD Audit 

You can find out more about how the IBMS CPD scheme helps you to meet Science Council CPD standards in our HCPC, Science Council and IBMS CPD user guide.

You can find further information on meeting Science Council CPD standards and the audit process on our Resources for Registered Scientists and Technicians page.


CPD officers directory 

Find your local CPD officer with our CPD Officers Directory.

Interested in becoming an IBMS CPD officer? Contact


Join the IBMS CPD Scheme

If you are not currently registered on the IBMS CPD scheme and would like to join:



Find answers to your IBMS CPD scheme questions with our CPD FAQ

For further information or help using the IBMS CPD scheme and ePortfolio please contact