Continuing professional development (CPD)

In complying with Article 23 of Directive 2010/63/EU, persons engaged in the acquisition, husbandry, care and use of animals for scientific purposes shall be adequately educated and trained under supervision until they have demonstrated the requisite competence and, furthermore, have access to mechanism(s) by which competence is developed and maintained through continuing professional development (CPD). 

In collaboration with the Dutch Animal Welfare Body Platform, the 3RCU produced a guidance document for the practical implication of new laws and regulations in relation to CPD. In 2019, this document was re-edited and published in cooperation with the Netherlands Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (NCad). In 2023, CPD for working with experimental animals has been initiated as Lifelong Learning