CPD requirements

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and to enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.

Engaging in CPD ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.

Effective from 1st August 2017 the Trustees have reviewed the numerous courses and different methodologies of learning, such as ASK training days, workshops and events, e-learning programs, reading relevant books and magazines which are today recognised ways in which new knowledge and skills can be gained. The ASK annual CPD requirement for Certificate and Diploma members is 21 hours or 3 days training which can be made up as follows:

  • 21 hours (3 days) - any combination of CPD material
  • 14 hours (2 days) - of CPD material plus 1 case study which will be published in the members section on the new website
  • 14 hours (2 days) - of CPD material plus 1 day providing support on an ASK stand at a Trade Show.

The individual member is able to make the decision as to which new material they wish to include in their annual CPD submission. The Trustees require that a member must be able to justify their inclusion of material as being relevant to their continual professional development in kinesiology. The Trustees reserve the right as to whether on inspection the CPD submitted is deemed suitable and therefore acceptable.

If members are unsure if their CPD material is acceptable then please contact via the ASK email sending details and Julie will send the query to the Trustees.Please note CPD is mandatory to maintain your Professional membership of ASK.

The following types of learning are now all accepted as CPD: 

Physical seminars: the following are examples of courses members may attend – this is not a definitive list. Please, see above that a member may include a different course if they believe it supports their CPD. We will require an attendance certificate when physically attending a seminar.

  • ASK training days
  • Seminars run by supplement or Nutrition companies eg, Biocare, Cytoplan, Epigentics Ltd, ION, Metabolics, Purebio, Nutrigold, Nutrilink etc
  • Seminars on subjects which are allied to kinesiology - advanced kinesiology techniques, energy work, flower essences, aromatherapy oils, tapping, sound therapy etc
  • Practice Management and Business Development, Interpersonal skills, Marketing, Social media. Link to CPD training Courses

On-line material: increasingly relevant on-line material is available to members. If you are submitting on-line content for CPD, please include a synopsis of a minimum of 400 words describing what was covered in the material you watched / listened to. One hours on-line learning is equivalent to 1 hours CPD

  • On-line versions of any of the physical seminars offered above
  • Webinars
  • Podcasts

Reading list: today there are thousands of books which can quality for CPD, and as with seminars there are different ways to gain this information, so it may be a book you have read or listened to as an audio book. If you are submitting a book for CPD, please include a synopsis of 400 words minimum describing what was covered in the material you read / listened to. Members can only use reading for 7 hours CPD in any year.Sally is currently producing a new section on the ASK website which we are calling the "ASK Reading Room" - this will be a list of recommended books, please let me know if you would like to add any other books to the Reading Room that you have found educational. inspirational or enjoyable.

Link to ASK Reading Room

Magazine subscription: if you subscribe to a regular magazine which you believe is relevant please provide us with proof of payment of your annual subscription.

If you are undergoing ASK Tutor training you do not have to submit CPD for the year in which you are undergoing your training.

First Aid, A&P and Nutrition qualifications do not count towards your CPD requirement.

If a member is having issues undertaking their annual CPD requirements, they should immediately contact the Administrator who will contact the Trustees to see if dispensation can be provided for the short term.With the new Membership Management section on the new website there will be a brand new way to make it easier for you to maintain your individual CPD - more details of this in the next few months.

Link to CPD training Courses

Link to ASK Reading Room

ASK Reading Room

We have all read books which inspire and educate us. The ASK Reading room is a list of books which ASK members might want to consider reading.

Welcome to the ASK website, where all areas of Systematic Kinesiology are explained

The Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK) is the accrediting body for courses, schools and tutors.

ASK is a charity, raising the awareness of Systematic Kinesiology and the great value Systematic Kinesiology has in preventative health care, and for helping to improve mental and physical health and well-being.


 An introduction to Systematic Kinesiology


Saturday, January 27th 2018 - Arora Hotel Crawley
For our first event of 2018 we have Claire Muller the Principle of T.A.S.K introducing her father, Brian Butler, who will be sending us a message from sunny Australia. Without Brian's energy and foresight ASK would not exist today.
The main speaker for the day will be Dr Alan Jenks DC DIBAK DCBCN
This is a very exciting start to the year with a new speaker for ASK and focusing on muscle testing.
Alan will be looking at:

A journey of muscle testing the body's priorities

During the day you will learn:
When to know you have a true organ to correct and know at what point it needs to be balanced
The updated science of the manual muscle test, what it is we are actually doing?
Simple Strategies to remove pain fast, so you can continue balancing the body's priorities
How to use Alarm Points properly (if they are active they are not always telling you to correct)
How to use Autogenic Inhibition and know how to use it to check what to treat first.
Shortcut your priorities but testing your patient in a gait position
Dr Alan Jenks Biography
Dr Alan Jenks, a Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology, is in his 17th year of practice in Maasdijk, in the Netherlands. Alan is a practitioner of integrative medicine focusing on holistic therapies for patients dealing with a variety of ailments.
He is a member of the International Board of Examiners and International Board of Standards and Research for ICAK. Dr. Jenks also teaches the 100 hour-hour basic course in the Netherlands and Italy.
An avid endurance athlete, having finished 16 Ironman triathlon races including six Hawaii Ironman World Championships and countless other endurance events, he combines this knowledge at his multi -day Training & Treatment Workshops which have attracted people from across the US as well as Europe.
Dr. Alan Jenks graduated in 2001 from the University of Western States with his Chiropractic degree. He has worked as a Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist in the United States, Canada and now calls the Netherlands home.
Alan has his Diplomate in AK and Clinical Nutrition and travels throughout Europe teaching Applied Kinesiology.
He is the current President of the International Board of Examiners, and spends most of his time developing a systematic approach to Applied Kinesiology to know what to do first and last.
The early bird price for this day will be £50 until Tuesday January 9th and after that the price will be £75. Both prices include teas and coffess and a jacket potato with various toppings 

On June 3rd and 4th 2017 we held our latest ASK weekend in Crawley where over 150 delegates joined us over the 2 days.

Terry Larder gave our members a series of fascinating presentations over the full day on material ranging from new techniques to old favourites that often get forgotten. -  Presentations

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During the weekend we also held our annual AGM, - AGM Presentation


October 14th at Crawley saw Chris Astill Smith from Epigenetics presenting to 80 delegates on Inflammation the fire within. This was a very well received presentation by the ASK members

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ASK exhibited at the Mind Body Spirit Show at the NEC in Birmingham 3rd - 5th November. We were offering "Taster" Kinesiology sessions to the give the general public an introduction to Kinesiology. It was a vey busy 3 days for the ASK members who worked so hard on the stand - Paz Fairbrother, Perin Kureyham, Sue Southern, Sarah Attwood, Jeni Howland, Paula Cuthbert, Jane Leadbetter, Allison Prebble and Rebecca Sommers


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 2018 is the 30th anniversary of ASK and we are privileged that ASK's founder Brian Butler will be appearing by video on January 27th. lots more is planned which are currently being worked on. For now please put the following dates for 2018 in your diary:

 Poster with revised speakers

Saturday January 27th 2018

Saturday and Sunday 16th-17th June 2018

Saturday October 20th 2018