Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

What is CPD and why is it effective?

Reflexology practitioners have a responsibility to continually develop their profession, refine their skills and update their knowledge, which is distinct from embarking on courses in different styles of reflexology.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is aimed at improving the quality of your work for the benefit of everyone who uses your service – be that students, colleagues or clients.

CPD points can be gained through a number of activities, broadly categorised as follows:

  • Professional Activities, e.g. organizing conferences, seminars, events; volunteering
  • Education, e.g. attending reflexology workshops or courses
  • Self Directed Learning, e.g. reflective practice, reading journals, reviewing articles

The requirement for the completion of CPD is in line with other major professional bodies in both the health sector and the field of complementary therapy.

Our commitment for the completion of CPD by all our practicing members reinforces our professional standards and helps ensure our members are both expertly trained and act in a professional manner at all times.

Proof of CPD

All members will be required to keep a portfolio of evidence documenting the CPD that you have carried out in each 12-month period.

This can be recorded on the CAR CPD Activity Sheet

There is no need to send any evidence of CPD unless you are specially asked to do so, as we will undertake a 10% sampling of members to verify this information.

Full and associate members of CAR are required to complete 12 points per year for CPD.

Newly qualified members are exempt from reporting CPD in their first year of membership.  However, if they complete CPD during this year, they will be allowed to carry it over into the following year.

For further information about CPD, contact the CAR administration team­­­­­­­­­­

Or Download the

CAR CPD Activity Sheet

CAR CPD End of Year Reporting Sheet

Suggested List of Activities