... so we should do the same.
Why? Says who?
We are not medics. And neither are many of us are "certified", "registered" or "licenced".
Hopefully not wandering too far from the topic ...
What's the deal with CPD?
Am I right in assuming that the "professional" in question is expected to maintain (and/or demonstrate) some sort of continuity
in a log book, or whatever? Who maintains the records (and supporting documentation)? See here
* (.pdf), for example.
For those lucky enough to be employed in large organisations like Hospital Trusts, does the so-called Human Resources department keep track of all this? Otherwise I can imagine that a tech's "CV file" might need to be trolley-mounted after a few years!
Is CPD clocked up in hours, "points", or what? And how many per year?
Sticking to biomeds ... what sort of "development" counts as CPD? Manufacturers' training courses, seminars and so forth, presumably. But who decides what endeavours are valid for CPD (rather than simply "jollies", or other nebulous activities), and how many hours/points they are worth?
Does a hundred hours of fault-finding (soldering practice, electrical safety testing, reading IEC-62353 or BS-7671 - or even "on-line research") etc.
In the Real World, how "continuous" does CPD need to be? If a person has been away from work for a while (as in, years), do they have to start again, as it were?
And the thought occurs:- can you "self certify"?
Has anyone ever come across any bogus
CPD documentation; or are "embelished" CVs a thing of the past these days?
Lastly - does CPD come up when seeking work; at interviews, for example?
Meanwhile, I'm guessing that this
is what Mr. Exitwound was referring to.
* This guy seems to have had a lot of time away from his actual job (whatever it was)!