Below you will find answers to the CPD questions we get asked the most at the Institute. If you have a question that you can't find the answer to, please use the contact form.

Continued Professional Development

What is CPD?
Who needs to undertake CPD?
How many hours of CPD must I undertake?
What constitutes formal and informal CPD?
What work-based meetings can be accepted as formal CPD?
Are students and graduate members required to undertake CPD?
How do I record my CPD?
Do I need to record my CPD?
How does The Institute monitor CPD?
How do I provide evidence of my CPD?
What happens if I don’t undertake or record my CPD?
How do I declare my completed CPD for the current subscription year?
How long do I have to complete my CPD for the current membership year and when must the declaration of my completed CPD be made by?
Are any exemptions available from undertaking CPD?
How do I apply for exemption from CPD?
Do training and events offered by The Institute count towards my CPD?
Does CPD count if it is gained using other training providers, or by attending non-Institute events?
What happens if I become a registered member in public practice part way through the current membership year?
What happens if I am elected to chartered membership part way through the subscription year?
Where can I get advice on planning my CPD?

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