Requirements for NMC revalidation

2. Continuing professional development (CPD)

 You must be able to evidence 35 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is relevant to your practice as a nurse and over the three years prior to the renewal of your registration. 20 hours must be through participatory learning.You must maintain accurate records of the CPD you have undertaken. These records must contain:

  • the CPD method;
  • a description of the topic and how it related to your practice;
  • the dates on which the activity was undertaken;
  • the number of hours (including the number of participatory hours);
  • the identification of the part of the Code most relevant to the activity; and
  • evidence that you undertook the CPD activity.

The NMC do not list a particular type of CPD and it is your responsibility to judge what learning activity would be best suited to your individual practice.