Continuing professional development (CPD) involves maintaining and enhancing the knowledge, skills and experience related to your professional activities.


  • Helps you to keep pace with the standards of others in the same field
  • Maintaining and enhancing your knowledge and skills to deliver a professional service, whether academia or industry
  • You stay up to date with changing trends, becoming more effective in the workplace
  • You can help advance the body of knowledge and technology within your profession
  • Potential to increase your public standing with other animal science professionals
  • Shows commitment to your leaning and career development


Once your application to the BSAS Accreditation Register is approved, you’ll only stay on the Register by showing evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD) and accruing CPD credit. Log in to your ‘My account’ page (log in is top right of the BSAS page) from where you can access your CPD record files. 

Members must accrue at least 50 credits each year by taking part in a range of activities including:

  • Work-based learning (maximum 40% of credit points)
  • Professional activity involving learning (maximum 40% of credit points)
  • Formal training courses and educational programmes (maximum 60% of credit points)
  • Self-directed learning (maximum 20% of credit points)
  • Other (maximum 20% of credit points)


Members must maintain their CPD record using the BSAS on-line system especially set up for the purpose. Members will be given access to their CPD recording scheme when they are first entered onto the Register.

For each activity area, the record should give:

  • A brief definition of the type of work undertaken.
  • Date
  • Number of hours accumulated for each activity
  • A description of what was entailed and how it was beneficial
  • Evidence of the work having been undertaken