This section applies to Full Members (or those wishing to become Full Members).
Full Members Renewing Membership
There is a repeating 4 year cycle which will commence on your renewal date.
4 year cycle commencing on your renewal date
During this 4 year period you will need to accrue
a minimum of 20 hours of ANY training - this can include 'other' or BTPA accepted 'hands-on' (Bowen) training.
a minimum of 14 hours of BTPA accepted 'hands-on' (Bowen) training.
(Therefore, by the end of the 4 year cycle you should have evidence of 34 hours of training, a minimum of which must be 14 hours BTPA accepted 'hands-on' Bowen training.)
Evidence will be requested from you at the end of Year 4.
4 year cycle then repeats
The 4 year cycle repeats exactly as above.
Note that no points are carried forward from Year 4 of the preceding cycle.
Newly Qualified Therapists Joining as a Full Member
This applies to you if you qualified within the last 12 months: Initially, on joining, you do not need to have completed any additional CPD training, but for the first 3 years after gaining your qualification you must complete at least 14 hours BTPA accepted hands-on Bowen training per year. Your 4 year CPD cycle (see above) commences 3 years after joining BTPA.
Joining as a Full Member (not newly qualified)
This applies to you if you qualified over 12 months ago.
- Qualified between 1–2 years ago? We need to see evidence of 14 hours BTPA accepted 'hands-on' Bowen CPD training undertaken in the last year, then you must complete 14 hours BTPA accepted 'hands-on' Bowen CPD training per year over the next 2 years. Your 4 year CPD cycle (see above) commences 2 years after joining BTPA.
- Qualified between 2–3 years ago? We need to see evidence of 14 hours BTPA accepted 'hands-on' Bowen CPD training undertaken in the last year, then you must complete 14 hours BTPA accepted 'hands-on' Bowen CPD training over the next year. Your 4 year CPD cycle (see above) commences 1 year after joining BTPA.
- Qualified over 3 years ago? We need to see evidence of 14 hours BTPA accepted 'hands-on' Bowen CPD training undertaken in the last 3 years. Your 4 year CPD cycle (see above) commences on the date you join BTPA.
Full Members Leaving and Rejoining
If you leave Full membership and then rejoin at a later date, or if you are removed from membership for non-renewal and then renew at a later date, then the intervening period of time is still counted as part of the 4-year cycle, and relevant CPD will need to be evidenced.
Members Upgrading to Full Membership from Associate Membership
If you downgrade to Associate membership and then upgrade at a later date, then the intervening period of time is still counted as part of the 4-year cycle, and relevant CPD will need to be evidenced.
What constitutes BTPA accepted 'hands-on' CPD/training?
BTPA accepted 'hands-on' Bowen training is listed on the BTPA website. These are workshops and courses where the training school or trainer has submitted their courses to us for approval, and they have been checked by our independent assessors to ensure they meet BTPA standards and National Occupational Standards or an equal standard. This ensures that practitioners can rely on the standard of teaching.
What constitutes 'Other' CPD training
'Other' CPD comprises training that related to running your practice or enhancing your knowledge but is not necessarily Bowen specific.
|Description||Maximum number of hours claimable over 4 year cycle|
|Attendance at seminars, workshops and lectures that enhance your knowledge or skills relating to your therapy practice. This might be certified training such as Counselling, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, First Aid, Health & Safety training, Ergonomics, Anatomy & Physiology, or another Soft Tissue or Manual Therapy.||20 hours|
|Attendance at Bowen specific conferences or meetings which are dedicated to learning more about Bowen.||6 hours|
|Reading articles in journals, books or online which provide learning that you can put into practice.||6 hours|
|Research, where you are participating in a piece of research which enhances your understanding of Bowen, including Bowen organised studies.||6 hours|
|Writing articles about Bowen which are published. Providing articles for 'In Touch' or the BTPA newsletter.||6 hours|
|Personal study such as a formal programme which is taught or online. You will need to be able to explain what you have learned and how you will put it into practice.||6 hours|
|Client satisfaction surveys or evaluations which you carry out about your work. This can include collecting testimonials from your clients.||3 hours|
|Giving or receiving supervision which supports your learning and development. Can be individual or in a group such as a RIG.||3 hours|
|Giving or receiving mentoring which supports your professional development such as a study buddy, sharing Bowen sessions as a learning experience, meeting with other Bowen therapists to share best practice, RIG meetings./td>||3 hours|
|Work shadowing - where you work alongside another therapist to enhance knowledge and skills.||3 hours|
|Involvement in professional association activity including committee work. Attendance at BTPA general meetings, non-Bowen conferences, giving Bowen taster sessions, demonstrations, manning the stand at events or exhibitions.||6 hours|
If you have any queries about CPD please contact the office.