Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) - CPD

What is CPD?

CPD is a range of activities through which professional therapists maintain and develop their skills to ensure that they retain their capacity to practise safely, effectively and legally, within their scope of practice.

CPD points can be gained from a wide variety of methods, as detailed in the CPD information guide which you can download below.

FHT members must complete a minimum of 10 CPD points per membership year, through developing in all areas of therapies practised. Please note FHT Associates, Affiliates and Student Members are not required to complete CPD.

FHT places the responsibility on each member to decide what their professional development needs are. Members are encouraged to focus on the quality and outcome of CPD activities, as opposed to the time spent on these.

*FHT Students, Affiliates and Associates are not required to complete CPD.

What do you need to do?

We have formulated a step-by-step guide to help you keep on top of your annual CPD.

Step one: When you join the FHT and at each renewal, please familiarise yourself with the CPD information guide and download the CPD log to keep track of your activities. 

Step two: Keep a portfolio or folder at home for you to file all of your CPD evidence e.g. training certificates, reflective practice, etc, along with your CPD log.

Tip: Look out for opportunities to gain CPD through; FHT hosted courses, our annual training congress, activity templates below, activities in International Therapist magazine, and lots more.

Step three: As you complete CPD activities, ensure that you file the appropriate evidence into your portfolio or folder for safekeeping and make sure to note the activity on your log.

Step four: Before the end of each membership year you should have completed a minimum of 10 CPD points through developing in all areas of therapies you practise. There is no need to send us your CPD portfolio or folder unless you are selected at random for a CPD audit.

CPD audit

FHT regularly selects members at random to audit their CPD evidence. If you are randomly selected for a CPD audit, you will be notified by letter and you will be required to send in your evidence.

CPD downloads, templates and links

*If you recently watched the Jane Johnson webinar with Human Kinetics, please download and fill out the following reflective practice form and award yourself 5 CPD points.  supporting_reflective_practice_document_-_advice_exercises_and_treatments_for_low_back_pain.doc*

Specific and generic CPD

FHT categorises CPD activities into either specific CPD or generic CPD, depending on whether education provided develops you in a particular therapy only, or will apply to all therapies. Below we have listed some examples of generic CPD:

  • First aid training
  • Health and safety training
  • Anatomy and physiology training
  • Attending a business or marketing course
  • Writing a business plan
  • and many more

Any further queries...

If you have any further queries regarding your CPD, please visit our FAQs page. If your query has not been answered feel free to email cpd@fht.org.uk and we will be able to assist you.