Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a way of improving and broadening knowledge, competencies and skills, both professionally and personally. It is an ongoing process of reflection and action in an ever changing world. Development can be achieved in many ways, for example through formal training, courses, conferences or informal learning opportunities during practice.
CPD obligations are common to many professions. They are mostly managed by member based associations and colleges and are often a requirement to obtain or maintain accreditation.
Revium has considerable domain knowledge in the area of CPD and a wealth of experience building highly customised, fit-for-purpose CPD business systems.
We implement system integrations to meet the needs of our clients, using a full range of skills and expertise to deliver CPD projects: user experience; visual design; specification; front-end and back-end development; testing and, project management.
Web based, fit-for-purpose CPD systems provide major benefits for professionals and their organisations:
Reduced work load for all parties involved
Easy access across multiple devices and browsers
All information stored in a central, secure repository with full audit trail
Capability to enforce business rules and data validation
Real time overview of progress for each CPD participant
Capability to send reminders and notifications
Capability to extract management information for reporting purposes
Automation of CPD activity logging for events housed by own organisation
Full integration with related systems, such as member administration
Improved CPD outcomes through structured and consistent process
Improved member engagement resulting in increased growth and retention
Typical functions for a fully developed CPD system are:
Secure access via authentication and authorisation
Fully responsive design allowing access with a broad range of devices and browsers
Offline processing to allow participants to complete basic tasks such as recording activities without internet connectivity. Data is temporarily stored in the browser and synchronised with the database once internet connectivity restored.
Automatic recording of activities based on attendance of company endorsed events
Dashboard with progress status
List of completed activities for current and previous CPD periods
Recording of objectives at start of CPD period
Recording of activities including attachment of evidence
Recording of evaluation at end of CPD period
Download of certificates or statements of participation
Download of transcript for a particular CPD period
Configuration of programs, targets, activity types, categories and credits
Recording special considerations
Recording participant notes
Managing grace periods
Managing CPD periods and rolling over participants
Selecting participants for audits
Managing audits through workflow process
Viewing log files
To find out how we successfully implemented a CPD system for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, see our case study.