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Chiropractors in the UK must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and to remain on the register you must keep up to date with changes in the profession by carrying out continuing professional development (CPD).

The GCC has set out certain requirements, which include completing at least 30 hours of CPD each year. Half of these hours must include direct interaction with others as part of the learning activity. The rest of the hours can be spent on learning with others, or can be individual activities such as reading and research.

You have to complete a summary of your CPD activities and return it to the GCC each year to prove you have met the requirements. More information is available from GCC Continuing Professional Development .

Relevant training and events that can count towards CPD activities are available from a variety of places. For example, The Royal College of Chiropractors runs a postgraduate training programme for those who have recently graduated. It enables newly qualified chiropractors to work in a professional clinical setting with the help and support of a mentor.

Structured education is provided and more information can be found at The Royal College of Chiropractors: PRT Postgrad Training .

Specialist Masters-level courses and CPD programmes are also available from:

CPD seminars, conferences and professional journals are available through the four chiropractic associations:

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Written by AGCAS editors
February 2015

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