INDI will begin to endorse formal CPD activities from January 2013. This is a feature of the INDI CPD system, designed to provide quality assurance that the learning activity has been reviewed by the INDI CPD Endorsement Committee and deemed to be evidence based and appropriate for an INDI approved CPD activity.
The INDI CPD Endorsement Committee has been established under terms of reference approved by INDI council and is comprised of the following members.
Sinéad Fitzpatrick - INDI CPD Officer (chairperson)
Ita Saul - INDI Education Board member (nominated by Education Board)
Siobhan Healy - INDI ordinary member
Aoife Ryan - INDI and HEI member
INDI guidelines for endorsement for applicants and application forms have been prepared and approved by INDI council and are available for download below.
INDI members who participate in the INDI CPD programme are required to engage in a minimum of 5 hours INDI endorsed CPD activities per annum (33% of their minimum 15 CPD hours per year). Endorsement of CPD activities offers an opportunity for providers of formal CPD activities e.g. SIGs, INDI corporate sponsors, INDI corporate information contacts and professional organisations to apply for approval in the form of INDI endorsement. Examples of activities that are eligible for INDI CPD endorsement include study days & courses organised by INDI SIGs and clinical meetings sponsored by INDI Corporate partners and/or corporate information contacts.
The Committee acknowledges that INDI members may engage in formal CPD activities that are very specific to an area or practice or developed and provided outside Ireland. Members may submit an application form to have such formal CPD activity endorsed either before or after the event.
**UPDATE: Feb 5th 2013 - Please note minor changes have been made to the Guidelines and Applcation form**
INDI CPD Endorsement Guidelines for Applicants
Application form for INDI CPD Endorsement