Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Professionals in many different disciplines require a complex mix of skills, knowledge and experience in
order to carry out their role effectively.
It is widely recognised that maintenance of skills and knowledge over time plays an important part in ensuring that
standards of practice are current and that competence in the role is promoted.
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, as the professional body for forensic practitioners both in the UK and
overseas, has a responsibility to ensure that quality standards are applied in forensic science practice. The Society’s
formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme plays an important role in fulfilling this responsibility.
As a member of the Society you are eligible to collect CPD points for attending this event. These can be used to help
you attain and maintain your Professional status. If you are running training courses that may be of interest to other
members of the Society then maybe you wish to get them registered for CPD points - we will market them via our
website. Visit the website for more information - http://www.csofs.org/CPD
Please contact us for more details
You will be awarded 7.5* CPD points for attending this conference (*maximum depending on attendance)
Educational Accreditation Scheme
The Society provides an Educational Accreditation scheme for academic institutions which deliver forensic science un-dergraduate
and postgraduate courses. The educational accreditation scheme is available both within the UK and
overseas and we would welcome any enquiries in relation to this. There are currently 35 universities (both UK and
overseas) that meet the Society’s component standards providing a quality endorsement of the courses offered.
The Component Standards are:
• Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence (Core)
• Crime Scene Investigation
• Laboratory Analysis
• Digital Forensics
• Forensic Anthropology
• Forensic Archaeology
Educational Recognition Scheme
The Society acknowledges that there are many combined degrees (foundation degree, diploma, certificate) on offer
where forensic science forms a significant but lesser proportion of the overall programme. The quality of forensic
science delivered in such cases is still important so the Society has developed an educational recognition scheme to
provide an endorsement of this content.
Educational Endorsement Scheme
The Society acknowledges that there are Level three courses (such as BTEC courses, extended diplomas) on offer
where forensic science forms a significant proportion of the overall programme. The course would be eligible for
educational endorsement for the forensic science elements. However, the Society expects the course to be based on
fundamental science (biology, chemistry, physics and underpinning mathematics) and with IT and communication.
For further information on the schemes please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org