Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD can be activities undertaken in the work-place or external to the work-place (for example, outreach and public education, external training, site work, contributing to the activity of professional bodies etc).

The following information gives an indication of the broad range of activities that can be considered relevant to CPD activity:

  • Advisory work
  • Attending conferences, exhibitions, seminars, networking events, internal courses and specialist meetings
  • Authoring books, papers, chapters, articles, web-pages and reports (in full or in part)
  • Careers development work
  • Chairing courses and specialist meetings
  • Delivering lectures
  • Delivering training courses
  • Expert witness
  • Informal learning, such as reading, on-the-job training, research, being coached or mentored
  • International collaboration
  • Mentoring and assessing
  • Presenting papers, leading/facilitating professional meetings and discussions
  • Press and media activity
  • Professional projects
  • Promoting and presenting
  • Research work
  • Resource development
  • Structured learning, such as studying for a qualification, training courses, tests
  • Taking part in public and education outreach
  • Visiting/working with partners or other professional groups
  • Voluntary work and other volunteering work, for an institute, charity, or within your community
  • Work shadowing

These activities need to be in the field of meteorology and related fields and judgement on the applicability is made by the CE/CPD panel on a case-by-case basis. CPD activity can be within the work-place, external to the work-place (for example, out-reach and public education, external training, site work, contributing to the activity of professional bodies etc).