ESOs, VSCs, CoPs and other regional and national groups and organisations can make a valuable contribution to the continuing professional development of military advocates by arranging and conducting events designed to reinforce and extend advocates’ knowledge and skills sets.
ATDP accredited advocates can have their attendance at such events count towards their ATP CPD obligation.
To be endorsed by ATDP for CPD purposes, an event must comply with relevant ATDP standards which have been developed as part of the ATDP QA framework.
Here’s how it works:
- The event’s convenor must apply on-line to the National Training Manager (NTM) to have the event approved for CPD purposes. Applicants should ensure that:
- ALL the information sought in the application form is provided to avoid unnecessary delays; and
- Applications are lodged in a timely manner to allow for the approval process to be followed.
- As part of the approval process, the CPD Team will determine how many CPD points those attending the event will earn.
- Once approved, the event will be listed on the CPD website and advocates planning to attend the event register with the event convenor.
- The convenor must complete and submit an attendance register listing each ATDP accredited advocate attending the event.
- Advocates will not be allocated CPD points UNLESS their name appears on the attendance register. It is an advocate’s responsibility to ensure that their name appears on the attendance register.
- Advocates whose names appear on the attendance register will be required to complete an on-line survey BEFORE any points are added to their account.
- Approval will not be provided retrospectively other than in the most exceptional circumstances.
- NB: Applications MUST be lodged at least 4 WEEKS prior to the event date to allow processing.