Careers and Professional Development
The RSC defines Continuing Professional Development as "The responsibility of individuals for the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills to ensure continuing competence as a professional throughout their career".
As a QP, recording your CPD will identify your commitment to maintaining your professional competence, as required by Annex 16 to the EU Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice:
"8.3 A QP should maintain his knowledge and experience up to date in the light of technical and scientific process and changes in quality management relevant to the products which he is required to certify".
Using the RSC CPD framework is voluntary, but if you send an appropriate return, the date will be noted in the QP Register.
The RSC provides an online tool to help you record your CPD. If you use the online tool, please inform the Registration Officer to have your date of submission noted in the Register. As an alternative, you can use the CPD for QPs form, available as a Word document, and return it by email or post.
RSC members can use a free online CPD tool. Follow the link to the CPD page.
CPD for members on the RSC Register of Eligible Qualified Person
Download the guidance notes and summary record sheet of CPD for QPs
PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader
Contact and Further Information
Dr Jane McLauchlin
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7440 3383
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7287 9825