The importance of CPD
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important part of EMPS. National Training using the Public Safety Training Package has been in place in Australia for a number of years. Training qualifications, however, can only evidence an individual's competence at a given time taken against specified performance criteria. EMPS combines the requirement for applicants to demonstrate actual experience in the role, together with an ongoing commitment by practitioners to spend time every year ensuring that their skills remain current. EMPS registered and certified practitioners are therefore able to demonstrate not only that they are qualified and experienced in the role, but that they have kept up to date.