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APC renewal

An Assessment Practising Certificates (APC) must be renewed every three years.

To renew an APC with the BDA

Those whose first APC was issued before 1st September 2018 should:

  • submit a full, anonymised Diagnostic Assessment report written within the last 18 months to SASC guidelines
  • submit an APC Renewal Form and CPD Log showing evidence of a minimum of 20 hours CPD across the previous three years. Your CPD log should provide evidence of the following five areas. At least 5 of the; hours should cover C1 and C2 which are SASC approved CPD entry must be accompanied by the correct date of the course, its correct title and the relevant SASC reference which can be found on the certificate of attendance
  • C1 principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • C2 SpLD testing methods, interpretation and test materials
  • a minimum of 15 hours (supplementary), may contain more of C1 and C2, above, in addition to
  • S1 changes in regulations and legislation relating to SpLDs
  • S2 developments in SpLD research
  • S3 approaches to teaching and support for SpLD
  • CPD can be a combination of formal CPD, e.g. attendance at conferences, training and informal training, e.g. your own study, training delivered to colleagues.
  • SASC approved mentoring is recommended as part of your CPD.
  • you should keep copies of certificates in case they are required for audit purposes.
  • maintain Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) for the duration of the APC
  • agree to adhere to the BDA Code of Ethics
  • pay the renewal fee of £180 which includes £30 to update SASC list of APC holders
  • payment options are on the APC renewal form

Those whose first APC was issued after 1st September 2018 should:

  • submit a full, anonymised Diagnostic Assessment report written within the last 18 month to SASC guidelines
  • submit an APC Renewal Form and CPD Log showing evidence of 10 hours CPD each year, including 5 hours of SASC approved training each year . Your CPD log should provide evidence of the following five areas; a minimum of 5 hours (core) SASC approved training each year covering:
    • C1 principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
    • C2 SpLD testing methods, interpretation and test materials
    • Any SASC approved CPD entry must be accompanied by the correct date of the course, its correct title and the relevant SASC reference which can be found on the certificate of attendance.
    • The remaining CPD (supplementary), may contain more of C1 and C2 above, in addition to
    • S1 changes in regulations and legislation relating ot SpLDs
    • S2 developments in SpLD research
    • S3 approaches to teaching and support for SpLD
    • CPD which covers Exam Access Arrangements can only be used for 5 hours SASC approved CPD across the 3-year period. CPD can be a combination of formal CPD, e.g. attendance at conferences, training and informal training, e.g. your own study, training delivered to colleagues.
    • SASC approved mentoring is recommended as part of you CPD.
    • You should keep copies of certificates in case they are required for audit purposes
  • which covers the principles of psychometrics, statistics and underlying theory of SpLD testing methods. The remaining CPD can cover changes in regulations and legislation relating to SpLD, development in SpLD research and approaches to teaching and support for SpLD. CPD can be a combination of formal CPD, e.g. attendance at conferences and training, and informal training, e.g. your own study, training delivered to colleagues. CPD which covers Exam Access Arrangements can only be used for 5 hours SASC approved CPD across the 3-year period. SASC approved mentoring is recommended as part of your CPD. Copies of certificates should be attached
  • maintain Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) for the duration of the APC
  • agree to adhere to the BDA Code of Ethics
  • pay the renewal fee of £180 this includes £30 to update SASC list of APC holders
  • payment options are on the APC renewal form
  • It is recommended that applicants read the following documents:

Please note that if you have previously held an APC, with any of the issuing bodies, and your APC has lapsed, you should renew through the normal renewal route by supplying a CPD log, a full diagnostic assessment report written within the last 18 month which meets SASC guidelines.

Guidelines on the 4th renewal of an APC

SASC have revised the guidelines for practitioners who have successfully renewed their APCs over an extended period of time. Assessors who have demonstrated excellent professional practice by successfully renewing their APC three times are not required to submit a diagnostic report at their 4th renewal (5th APC). They must continue to demonstrate their commitment to CPD by submitting a CPD log meeting SASC guidelines, maintain professional membership of their professional bodies and adhere to the BDA Code of Ethics.

Send your application to the BDA

Send your APC renewal with payment to Accreditation, BDA, 6a Bracknell Beeches, Bracknell RG12 7BW; accreditation@bdadyslexia.org.uk