Continuing Professional Development (CPD) applies to all members, except those who are fully retired. You are required to undertake CPD on an ongoing basis and declare compliance annually to the Institute.
Exemption from CPD
If you are fully retired, i.e. do not undertake any work, paid or unpaid, you may claim exemption annually. Your exemption status will remain in force for that year or until such time as your circumstances change.
You must ensure you have the knowledge and expertise to fulfill your role and responsibilities. You are required to provide an annual declaration. The declaration will ask you to affirm that you have reflected on your responsibilities, undertaken appropriate learning and development activities and considered the impact of those activities on an ongoing basis. If selected as part of a sample, you will be asked to send in your CPD evidence for review. This is an opportunity to gain feedback.
Annual CPD Declaration
You are required to make an annual CPD declaration to the Institute. We will remind you to do this when you receive your annual subscription. Your declaration will affirm that you have reflected on your responsibilities, undertaken appropriate learning and development activities and considered the impact of those activities on an ongoing basis. You can make your declaration in hard copy. If you require any assistance at this point, or if you feel that you cannot declare compliance for any reason, please contact the CPD team for guidance. It is essential that all members comply with the CPD requirements. Members who intentionally and persistently seek to avoid their CPD obligations will make themselves liable to disciplinary proceedings.