Re-registration of practitioners is obligatory after 3 years and every 3 years thereafter. Eligibility for re-registration is based on providing evidence of continuing  experience in Health Promotion practice and completion of a specified amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.

Re-registration is usually done through a National Accrediting Organization (NAO) but, if none exists in your country, you may apply to the Global Assessment Committee.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your registration is current and to submit an application for re-registration well in advance of the end of the three-year period.


Criteria for re-registration


The basic criteria for re-registration are that you are :

  • A practitioner registered within the System,

  • An active practitioner with a minimum of 1.5 years of work experience in Health Promotion practice in the preceding three years,

  • Able to show that you have participated in a minimum of 75 hours across a diversity of CPD activities in the preceding three-year period.


How to re-register 


To re-register you must complete an application form that includes details on your work experience and of the CPD activities undertaken in the preceding three years. You are advised to keep proof of completion of CPD activities undertaken e.g. awards, certificate of attendance, etc.) over the three-year period as you may be required to submit these as evidence in the re-registration process.

  • If you are still in the same job with the same role, you need only confirm this.

  • If you have changed roles either with the same or a new employer, you will be required to complete a summary of your current role and indicate how it relates to the IUHPE Core Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion.

  • If you have a new job with a different employer, you will be required to provide details of current employer and provide a current reference.

A credit points system is used to record CPD. The minimum requirement for re-registration is the completion of 75 credit hours in the preceding three-year period where one credit equals one hour of participation in the activity. The CPD hours must be across a diversity of activities. You will be asked to confirm that you have completed the agreed amount of hours  and you may be asked to give evidence of attendance/participation/completion in relation to all or some of the activities. The form to document this information is available for download during the application process.

If you have any questions regarding how to re-register, we suggest you consult our sample application form with illustrative examples concerning each section and/or read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please do not hesitate to contact IUHPE via accreditation[at]iuhpe[dot]org for any questions regarding the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System and re-registration.  It will be our pleasure to assist you in this process.

Table 1 below details categories to assist you to clarify your  CPD activities and ensure that a balance of activities is undertaken. CPD does not have to consist of formal courses and conferences, although of course it may include some of these activities.


Table 1 Sample of CPD activities





Participating in education/training to increase knowledge/skills in Health Promotion across all IUHPE competencies. This includes courses, on job learning, etc.

Conference/workshop/formal meeting

Participating in a conference/workshop/formal meeting, etc. focusing on Health Promotion.


Giving a formal presentation/lecture or providing training on a Health Promotion topic.

Peer group reflection

Participating in a group comprising Health Promotion practitioners to reflect on and share experiences and provide peer support.

Mentored practice

Gaining/expanding knowledge and/or skills through working with a Health Promotion mentor or acting as a mentor.

Undertaking research/evaluation

Undertaking research/evaluation on any aspect of Health Promotion.


Publishing an article, book chapter, or book focusing on a Health Promotion topic.

Professional activities

Being active in a regional, national or international Health Promotion professional association/organisation.



The IUHPE System is flexible in relation to how these credits should be divided depending on your work situation. However, no single category as above should normally contribute more than 33% of the total hours achieved. Certain major pieces of work, such as the writing of books, external courses and higher degrees, may be apportioned across the categories.

If you want to claim credit for a type of CPD activity that is not listed above you may be asked to provide detailed information on the activity and  to show how it relates to the IUHPE Core Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion to the relevant Assessment Committee. The relevant Board of Directors (NAO or Global) will make the final decision on the relevance and acceptability of the activity and on all aspects of CPD requirements in relation to re-registration.

All credits claimed must be supported by evidence (e.g. awards, certificates of attendance, notes of meetings, lecture notes, reflective learning notes). You may be asked to supply evidence either when applying for re-registration or at any time in the following three year period.

We would like to remind you that discounts on administration and registration fees are only available to current IUHPE members. IUHPE invites you to become an IUHPE member or renew your membership as a first step. In addition to benefiting from a discount, membership comes with other advantages and helps us strengthen health promotion efforts worldwide.

Administrative fees, which must be submitted with your completed application, are not refundable. After their payment, you will receive an automatic response confirming that your application for re-registration has been received and will be submitted to the Assessment Committee. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please contact IUHPE via accreditation[at]iuhpe[dot]org to confirm payment has been received and your application is under assessment.