Professional bodies carry out a range of roles but the main reasons they exist are:

  • to provide education and training for their members
  • to promote ethical behaviour and professionalism
  • to provide support in the form of  advice, professional development and access to peer networks
  • to represent the profession to the public

Being a member of a professional body shows everyone that you have the right training and skills to do your job.

In this section you will find short descriptions of what each body can contribute to your work and links to their websites.

(By Denise Reed /September 12 , 2009)

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