Benchmark for CPD
The Board has made reference to the CPD requirements of some prominent statutory or regulatory bodies in Hong Kong such as the Medical Council of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Law Society of Hong Kong and some major overseas social work professional bodies such as the Australian Association of Social Workers, the General Social Care Council, England, the National Association of Social Workers, U.S.A. Details of their CPD requirements are enumerated in Appendix 3 for RSWs’ information. Taking the constraints and difficulties faced by RSWs into account, the Board recommends that they take 60 CPD points in three years. This standard is close to the low-end of the range of requirements set by the various professional or accreditation bodies.