Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Continuing Professional Development in this context refers to development that occurs post qualification and reflects ongoing learning. All Forensic Science Society conferences, seminars, lectures and workshops are CPD approved (1.5 points per delivery hour).
The society has endeavoured to provide opportunities for professional development since it was founded in 1959, and this currently takes the form of regular scientific conferences where knowledge and practice is shared and delegates can network with other forensic professionals, provision of a range of professional diplomas that are specific to a field of work (i.e. Crime Scene diploma) and publication of a peer reviewed journal and circulation of this to members. However, developing a more structured and professionally integrated continuing professional development scheme is a relatively new venture for the Forensic Science Society.
We are currently communicating with related professional bodies in order to develop a robust yet interlinked framework for CPD. To date, we have identified activities that would be considered as CPD for forensic professionals and we have made significant progress in developing a system by which professional credits could be awarded for each of these activities. This is ongoing and more information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Please click on the downlaod below for more information and the Approved Courses page.
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