Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is undertaken to ensure registered exercise professionals maintain and develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in line with new research, understanding and practices to deliver safe and effective exercise advice. The purpose of completing and recording CPD is to allow exercise professionals to gain the recognition for the ongoing learning that they have undertaken.
REPs Ireland require all registered exercise professionals to undertake a minimum amount of CPD every 2 years. REPs Ireland uses a point-based system to record and document this ongoing learning and development. An exercise professional must earn 20 CPD points every 2 years by completing courses approved by REPs Ireland and producing evidence of this when renewing membership.
The amount of REPs Ireland endorsed CPD is currently limited as the requirement for CPD to be approved is a recent introduction, with this in mind, the introduction of registered members submitting 20 CPD points every 2 years will be implemented in a phased approach. It is anticipated that the availability of REPs Ireland approved CPD courses will grow in availability to offer a wide range of opportunities and topics to exercise professionals.