NCAC reaccreditation-pre2018 APPENDIX 2 CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) You must provide evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) in at least three of the following categories during the period prior to your re-accreditation application. A minimum total of sixty hours over the three years is required; thirty of which should fall under categories A and B; a combination of hours under categories C D and E is expected for the remaining hours. Wherever practical you should aim to average out your training on an annual basis. Please note that membership of Mutual Aid groups will not be accepted as CPD. You must provide documentary evidence you have completed the hours being claimed (under categories A to C). This should either be in the form of a certificate (please note that hours claimed may be checked with the training provider) but if this is not practical it should be in the form of a letter from the training organisation concerned, or from your employer / supervisor at the time if they are able to validate the hours claimed. A Practical courses relevant to professional practice Topics covered should be relevant to professional practice in the alcohol and drug field. They must include some practical elements and not solely have been delivered in lecture/seminar format. B Education relevant to professional practice Education evidence submitted must be from an institution deemed qualified to deliver such education. Topics covered should be relevant to professional practice in the alcohol and drug field. C Attendance at Seminars and Conferences Themes presented must have been relevant to professional practice in the alcohol and drug field. D Involvement in the professional development of others This does not include the professional practitioner supervision of others. For example, areas deemed applicable are designing courses, facilitating courses, training sessions, speaking at conferences, writing articles relevant to professional practice in the field, research, encouraging the development of others through initiatives relevant to professional practice. E Service to the profession Working on committees/in groups relevant to the field, paid or voluntary, the primary purpose of which is to help develop the representation of the field to others.