With industry events, conferences and meetings across the UK cancelled, PROMPT has taken the decision to relax its CPD requirements for Register members.
Stephen Jacob, PROMPT CEO, explains that ordinarily members are annually required to collect a set number of CPD points before the points-year ends on 31st December.
“Events are typically a focal point for collecting points, but with so many sadly not going ahead, we are extending the year-end period,” he says.
“This allows points to be collected into the next points-year. The only stipulation is that the full requirement of points for the 2020 points-year and 2021 points year are fulfilled for both years, by 31st December 2021.
For instance, full PROMPT members are required to gain 20 CPD points annually. However, they will now need to collect 40 points over the two-year period.
“This flexibility will enable our members to remain on the PROMPT Register, while ensuring standards remain consistent, allowing essential pest control work to continue,” says Stephen.
Depending on your qualification, the required number of points will vary. For example:
- Full PROMPT members – 40 points by 31st December 2021
- Associate members, associate rodent specific and associate bird specific members – 20 points by 31st December 2021
Boost your knowledge remotely
Despite opportunities to collect points being reduced, PROMPT encourages members to seek CPD points remotely in order to stay up to date with industry innovation and regulatory changes.
There are various options that can be completed at home, including reading technical publications or newsletters, as well as participating in online training sessions.
For instance, members can gain points by listening to Killgerm’s regular podcast or participating in Pest Tests from Pest Magazine.
Check your points
Members can check their training record and points requirements on the PROMPT website or contact a member of the PROMPT team on 01335 301203.