Professional Development Opportunity accreditation

Providers of Professional Development Opportunities (PDOs) that are relevant to Accredited Members are encouraged to accredit their PDOs. Accredited members can then be assured that the Professional Development (PD) is reflective of best practice, is written and delivered by appropriately qualified professionals and is directly relevant to the profession.  There is also a higher allocation of CPD points to accredited PDOs.

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has developed CPD guidelines for its Accredited Members to support the continued enhancement of professional qualifications, knowledge and competency.  Accredited members are required to accumulate 20 CPD points in 1 calendar year period.  These points can be claimed across a number of different areas, to include participation in Professional Development Opportunities, such as courses, workshops and seminars. 

Why accredit your course with ESSA?
As an accredited course provider, you can offer professional development to the ESSA members and provide CPD Points. Once your course has met the strict standards of accreditation, it will be listed in the external professional development section of our website and included in the monthly PD News. In addition, you will receive accredited course provider branding to assist you in promoting your program and can be used on your website and certificates distributed to participants upon successful completion of the course. 


Download Professional Development Opportunity Guidelines

Application Form
Download Professional Development Opportunity application form (word format)

ESSA will only accept applications in softcopy. No hardcopy applications will be accepted.

More information?
For more information on accrediting professional development, please contact our Professional Development Team at or call 07 3171 3335.