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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

BPCA recommends all managers and technicians involved in pest control register with a recognised CPD scheme, and for this we recommend joining the PROMPT Professional Pest Controllers Register.


What is the BASIS PROMPT scheme?

BASIS PROMPT is an industry-wide initiative to ensure that professional pest controllers can show they have received proper training, have achieved the required level of competence, and have invested time in keeping their knowledge and skills up to date through regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.


So what do I have to do?

PROMPT requires full members to achieve 20 CPD points over the year, starting 1 January. Twenty CPD points should take between 10 and 20 hours of qualifying activities, depending on the content and level of participation.


How to gain CPD points

Members can gain CPD points through a variety of opportunities and activities delivered by the BPCA as a benefit of membership. You can earn CPD points by:



Not everyone can access these CPD opportunities and activities through the BPCA – as some are only available to members.

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CPD doesn’t necessarily require attendance on training courses: any activity that can be defined as personal development whether maintaining, improving or broadening the knowledge or skills necessary for the execution of your daily work could be allocated CPD points.


Where can I find out the points for an event?

To see a list of points available for future events, visit the Diary of Events on the BASIS PROMPT website.