STEP's CPD Policy

STEP’s new CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Policy explained.

CPD is a requirement of maintaining STEP membership for all membership types that are currently working (see STEP’s Code of Professional Conduct).

CPD planning and role benchmarking

In 2014 STEP introduced a new CPD Policy and CPD Guidelines (PDF - 127KB). The new policy uses role benchmarking, and no longer requires a specific number of hours of CPD. Instead you can identify which CPD activities are most relevant to you and tailor your own CPD plan based on the specific requirements of your role.

For full details of the policy, please see the CPD Policy and CPD Guidelines (PDF -127KB), or watch the explanatory video below.

CPD Certificates

If you need a certificate, please contact the following:

  • For national and international conferences run by STEP Worldwide, please contact
  • For local branch and chapter events, please contact the relevant branch. You can find a list of branches here.

Previous CPD Policy

The old CPD policy has been phased out. Members that joined before April 2014 were given until April 2017 to begin to use the new policy. If you need to create a CPD record that predates April 2017, the old CPD policy declaration and record forms are available to download below:

If you have any further questions, please email