Session Scanning and CPD

Understanding how your event content has been received by attendees or delegates is invaluable for event organisers as they grow and evolve their event. Providing a means for delegates to collect CPD credits is as important and helps to build the reputation of the event.

Session Scanning

An easy and quick way to scan all attendees into sessions is to use handheld scanning devices. This might be a main session at the beginning of the day or multiple sessions throughout the whole event.

How to use session scanning

  • The popularity of sessions and the number of people attending them is useful for future event content.
  • Remarketing to specific groups of attendees post event becomes easier.
  • An audience analysis can be shared with, for example, the speakers.
  • Reports can be generated on number of attendees in each session, a list of those who attended each session or the sessions visited by each attendee.
  • Session performance can be shared in summary or detail with sponsors


Tracking CPD credits

When you need to provide certificates for Continual Professional Development (CPD) credits, you'll find the specific feature for this in the EventReference software. There is plenty of flexibility built-in too including giving attendees the ability to see their attended sessions and print their own certificate. Or perhaps you want your event staff to print them or a half-and-half solution. Whichever way works best for your event is catered for within the software.


CPD reports

  • A simple report showing who attended the event overall.
  • A report showing the time attendees arrived and left the event.
  • A series of reports showing who attended each seminar or session.


Printing the CPD certificate

Onsite registration desks are switched to become certificate printing stations. Typically, this is done after the initial registration period when the flow of arriving attendees has slowed. Attendees scan their badge at the printing station and get a CPD certificate printed immediately. Certificates are printed on paper stock you provide, or we can provide a template layout that prints in full on plain paper.


Other options include giving attendees individual access to an online system for them to see a list of the sessions they attended. This can be designed so that attendees can download their own attendance certificate.

Organisers too can provide replacement certificates post-event with access rights that enable them to see the attendee records. And, when an Association runs several events each year, the online system can provide information about all of them and the attendance of their members.

When you need to keep a record of attendance, you can trust in our software to deliver the level of detail you need.


Working with event organisers like you

We work with event organisers from all sectors and industries, on events of all shapes and sizes, including conferences, exhibitions, corporate meetings, and other types of events. Find out how we work with our clients.


The scanning solutions available to you are broad. So, as well as attendance scanning you might also like to find out about:

Attendance scanning
Verification scanning
Exhibitor lead management