CPD Activity Notepad

13 December 2019

This is the first in a series of CPD-related blogs first published last year, and which have now been updated for 2019, with each focusing on a specific section of the SER CPD return process. It provides information on the principles behind the activity notepad, why we recommend you use it, and advice to help you avoid issues that some Certifiers have found with it when completing their SER CPD return.

Importing CPD Notepad and Uploading IStructE & ICE returns (CPD return advice part 2 of 4)

13 December 2019

The window for completing SER CPD returns for 2019 opens on 1st January 2020. All Approved Certifiers who became members of the Scheme before 1st July 2019 are required to submit a CPD return for the 2019 calendar year. This blog covers importing activities from the CPD Notepad and uploading your IStructE & ICE returns as part of your SER return.

SER CPD: Review, Activities and Intentions (CPD return advice part 3 of 4)

13 December 2019

This is the penultimate part in our series of blogs designed to help you complete your SER CPD return with the minimum of difficulty. This blog contains information relating to the main page of the SER CPD return process: Review, Activities and Intentions.

Step-by-step guide to completing your CPD return (CPD return advice part 4 of 4)

13 December 2019

This blog provides a quick step by step guide to completing a satisfactory SER CPD return. If you don't have time to look at anything else, check this blog!

New Approved Certifier Admin Area

28 March 2019

Our favourite blogs to write are always the ones in which we are able to inform you of changes we have made that we believe will make your lives (well, your lives as Certifiers or Certification Coordinators, anyway) significantly easier. That is certainly the case this week!

New Approved Body Admin Area

28 March 2019

Our favourite blogs to write are always the ones in which we are able to inform you of changes we have made that we believe will make your lives (well, your lives as Certifiers or Certification Coordinators, anyway) significantly easier. That is certainly the case this week!

Certificates & Invoices: three SER processes you might not realise you can do yourself!

22 March 2019

We don't want anyone reading the title of this blog to think that we don't enjoy our interactions with SER Scheme members. Additionally, we would always recommend that you contact us if you are unsure of anything. It's just that a fairly hefty proportion of the calls and emails we receive relate to processes that the enquirer did not realise they could solve themselves, rather than having to wait for us to call them back because we were busy dealing with another query.

How to update your SER account details

21 March 2019

This blog also looks at processes you may not be aware you can do yourself, concentrating on changing contact, employer and employee details. We will readily accept that it's not the most thrilling stuff you will ever read, but familiarising yourself with these practices will hopefully save you time and effort in the future.

Step-by-step guide to completing your CPD return (CPD return advice part 4 of 4)

20 December 2018

We realise that you may be getting slightly sick of the mere mention of CPD, but we promise this will be the last time we bother you with it - at least for a few weeks...

SER CPD: Review, Activities and Intentions (CPD return advice part 3 of 4)

19 December 2018

This is the penultimate part in our series of blogs designed to help you complete your SER CPD return with the minimum of difficulty.