The SRP Continuing Professional Development Scheme was established in 1997. It is open to members and non-members. Its aim is to help people in the radiation protection profession to recognise and record their personal professional growth and demonstrably maintain their competence.
It can be used as a personal aid to planning your future growth and as a guide to employers on maintaining a professional radiation protection service.
It was previously used to help radiation protection advisers to be re-certificated, but now RPA 2000 has its own Re-Certification Scheme which must be used
Participation in the scheme is voluntary, but the SRP Council hopes that all members will recognise the benefits of participation. It is formalising a process that many members have been carrying out for years to demonstrate their continuing competence.
The scheme requires participants to earn points for activities they carry out which develop them professionally.
What is Continuing Professional Development?
Continuing Professional Development is a continuing process of personal growth to improve your capability and to realise your full potential as a professional. This is achieved by you obtaining and developing a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience which are not normally acquired during initial training or routine work and which together develop your competence
What must I do to participate in the scheme?
If you wish to participate in the scheme the procedure is:
1. Register with the SRP Administrative Office and pay a nominal fee of £10. Registration form + notes Word :: PDF
2. Either ask the office for a copy of the SRP Continuing Professional Development Record in a ring binder, or download - Continuing Professional Development Record - Word :: PDF
3. Plan and carry out your Continuing Professional Development activities.
4. Record your activities in the forms provided or in the Continuing Professional Development Record Speadsheet - Excel
5. Send the summary sheet at the back of the Continuing Professional Development Record to the SRP Administrative Office.
6. Send supporting documentation if requested.
7. We will notify you that that the Continuing Professional Development Record has been accepted as satisfying the requirements for the scheme, or not, as we find.
8. Each year we will ask some participants to send us the full Continuing Professional Development Record for audit.