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APD assessor information

This information is for existing APD assessors and those interested in becoming assessors. All assessors must hold Chartered status.

Why be an assessor?

Being an APD assessor doesn’t bring financial rewards, but it does pay dividends in terms of personal and professional development. It’s interesting and satisfying to be involved in developing the careers of other EHPs and ensures you are kept up to date with the latest learning and developments in environmental health.


Following the three APC–APD conversion training sessions held in late 2005, there is a cohort of APD assessors ready to assess APD Part 1.

The next phase of training will involve:

  • Two 2-day courses to train existing assessors for the APD Part 2 assessments
  • Training courses in APD Part 1 for people who have not previously been APC assessors. Expressions of interest from members holding Chartered status are welcome. 

Assessors can opt to be trained for Part 1 only, or alternatively for both Parts 1 and 2. It is not an option to be trained for Part 2 only. We hope most assessors will undertake both parts of the training. Additional moderator training may be provided for existing assessors who are trained in Parts 1 and 2. The training for APD assessors attracts core CPD hours. 

Time commitment

The time commitment for assessors is variable because it depends on the number of applications received. However to assist with planning, an annual timetable is prepared for Part 2 and assessors are invited to let us know their availability in advance.