Important – Standby CPD is moving!

Standby CPD can now be accessed via our new CPD app, ParaPass. For more information on ParaPass, please click here.

In January 2021, the way you access your online subscription to Standby CPD will change. Access will no longer be via, but instead via the ParaPass app. You can download ParaPass on the Apple App Store, Google Play or log in to our website, If you haven’t already logged in to ParaPass, you can set your password here

ParaPass will feature issues from Standby CPD from January 2017 onwards once this website has been decommissioned, at present you can access issues from January 2018 onwards. You will no longer be able to purchase or access articles from before this date. Purchases of single issues of Standby CPD can be made through our websiteSingle issues from volumes 7–10 will be available here. Volume packs from volumes 59 are also available for purchase here.

IMPORTANT: If you have certificates on, please download these by Friday 8th January. Historical certificates will not be carried forward onto the ParaPass app, so please ensure you download them before this date so you can retain your CPD records. If you are already storing your Standby CPD quizzes within ParaPass, then you don’t need to do anything further.

Should you have any queries relating to the above please contact the team at

The Problem

You've been sent on Standby...again: what are you going to do? You could be developing your portfolio (careful the dust doesn't set off your allergies) with Standby CPD.

Standby CPD is just what you need!

  • Quick - Each issue will take you around 30 minutes to complete.
  • Certificated - Complete the assessment at the end of each issue and get a pretty piece of paper in return.
  • Case-study approach - See the relevance to your daily practice.
  • Evidence-based - It keeps you up-to-date with the latest research.
  • More playtime - You'd much rather do your CPD while at work and being paid, right?
  • Peer written and reviewed - It's written by paramedics and healthcare professionals and externally reviewed by practitioners and specialists in the field.
  • Pick it up / put it down - Published in booklet format, easy to fit in around your emergency calls.
  • Affordable - Yearly subscription starts at £45* (or £6.75 an issue).
  • Easy to pay - Set up direct debit or use a credit / debit card.

*College of Paramedics' member rate; normal subscription is £60 for 12 issues

Standby CPD

 If you have signed up to the free CPD Portfolio Builder, you can automatically create a portfolio entry, complete with your Standby CPD certificate. The entry also provides advice about how you can meet the HCPC requirements for CPD

Would you like to get published?

Class Publishing is looking for submissions to Standby CPD. Are you interested in writing? You can submit on any topic relevant to ambulance practice that you like. Your submission could include a scenario likely to be encountered by paramedics in practice, a brief coverage of anatomy, physiology or pharmacology, or a reference to the JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines.

To submit an idea for publication or if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact:

Katherine: / 01278 42 7826 or Manika: