Evidencing your CPD

Below are example CPD activities and acceptable evidence for each. Evidencing is required in case you are selected as part of ICSA’s random CPD monitoring. Where no other evidence of CPD activities is available, we accept an ICSA CPD self-evaluation sheet signed by your HR department, director or customer. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive.

CPD activity
AreaExample evidence
Courses, seminars and workshops






  • Certificate/notice of attendance
  • Attendee list
  • Copy of the teaching material
  • Copy of any completed course assignments
  • Confirmation by an employer of participation.
In-house staff development activities







  • Certificate/notice of attendance
  • Attendee list
  • Copy of the teaching material
  • Copy of any completed course assignments
  • Confirmation by HR department or director of participation.
Conferences, events, displays, updates






  • Attendee list
  • Event programme
  • Confirmation letter or email
  • Copy of invitation to participate
  • Copy of speech.
Specialist panels and group meetings














  • Agenda
  • Attendee list
  • Copy of any documents distributed at the meeting
  • Copy of the minutes
  • Copy of invitation to participate
  • Copy of speech Lecturing, teaching and addressing meetings
  • Copy of any signed formal agreements
  • Copy of letter/e-mail authorising activity
  • Copy of timetable
  • Copy of speech
Writing relevant books, articles, papers or documents





  • Copy of any signed formal agreements
  • Copy of letter/e-mail requesting/authorising the writing of the piece
  • Copy of the document – dated and signed by yourself and a witness
Relevant work-based meetings or events












  • Agenda
  • Attendee list
  • Copy of any documents distributed at the meeting
  • Copy of the minutes
  • Copy of invitation to participate
  • Copy of speech
  • Copy of induction materials for new staff
  • Confirmation by HR department or director of your participation/attendance 
Being an examiner or involvement in professional or higher education

  • Copy of any signed formal agreements
  • Copy of letter/e-mail authorising activity
Reading







  • Use self evidence sheet and confirm:
    • exact book/chapter/article/section read
    • author
    • publisher and date published
    • page numbers.
Reviewing books articles












  • Copy of any signed formal agreements
  • Copy of letter/e-mail authorising activity
  • Confirmation by HR department or director of your participation/attendance
  • Use self evidence sheet and confirm:
    • exact book/chapter/article/section read
    • author
    • publisher and date published
    • page numbers.
Researching information








  • Copy of the research proposal
  • Any written instructions/requests received
  • Copy of any funding applications
  • Copy of any documentation distributed as part of the research – i.e. consultation document
  • Confirmation by HR department or director of your participation/attendance
Project work






  • Copy of the project proposal
  • Written detail of the research required
  • Copy of the project report
  • Confirmation by HR department or director of your participation
Coaching, mentoring





  • Copy of any signed agreements
  • Copy of letter/e-mail authorising/requesting/agreeing to activity
  • Copy of timetable
Peer review, work shadowing, secondments


  • Copy of any signed agreements
  • Copy of letter/e-mail authorising/requesting/agreeing-to activity.
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