The Royal Society of Chemistry 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".
In today's world, professionals are required to demonstrate that their knowledge and professional skills are being kept up to date. Advances in the chemical sciences and the increasing need to use a variety of skills, particularly when working at the interfaces with different scientific areas, requires you to develop and maintain a range of skills; this will ensure that you are able to meet the needs of evolving employment requirements.
As part of the RSC commitment to maintaining professional standards and supporting members throughout their working lives, an online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework has been developed to help you take the next step in your career.