Continuing professional development

The GPhC has a statutory duty to ensure that pharmacy professionals practise safely and effectively. The requirements that we have put in place for continuing professional development (CPD) enable pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to demonstrate that they keep their knowledge and skills up to date in order to maintain and improve their practice.

For any questions on Continuing Professional Development, see our FAQs.


Update: The paper submission facility has been withdrawn from the regular methods for submission of CPD entries, with effect from January 2016.

97.5% of registrants submitted their CPD via CPDOnline during the 2014-15 Call and Review cycle.

If you are asked to submit your CPD entries in the 2015-16 Call and Review cycle, and you have exceptional circumstances which prevent you from submitting online, you may be eligible to submit by paper. If this is the case and you have been called to submit, please contact us after considering the other submission adjustments available to you.on paper, provided that the format has been approved by the GPhC.