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Continuing professional development (CPD) is any learning that adds value and enhances your occupational knowledge and skill.

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Stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends with our mix of webinars, videos, and written materials on professional development. Our portal is regularly updated, so be sure to check back for new resources. Scroll down to see the latest offerings.
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What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development, or CPD, is any learning that adds value and enhances your occupational knowledge and skill. It supports individual development and the upkeep of professional competence. This could mean honing current skills, it could mean developing them to a new level, or it could mean learning new ones. Attending relevant events, conferences and seminars, reading magazines and websites or researching new products and innovative methods can all contribute to CPD.


As a CIOB member, you agree to complete CPD in each subscription year to comply with Rule 10 of the Rules of Professional Competence and Conduct. Retired members, holding RetMCIOB or RetFCIOB are exempt from having to undertake CPD.

Feedback from members suggests that some structure around fulfilling CPD requirements would be useful. A working group of members reviewed our approach and has developed a policy that provides clarity, guidance and support.

From 2023 all members will undertake a number of development activities with a focus on ethical practice as set out in the policy.

The CIOB remains committed to providing members with appropriate learning content free of charge, as part of their member benefits.

Various development activities will accrue points. These could be attending events, conferences and seminars, reading magazines and websites or researching new products and innovative methods, as well as upgrading your membership or doing formal courses.

CPD Monitoring

As part of our monitoring activities in 2024, you may be selected to provide a reflective account of the CPD in ethical practice that you undertook in the previous year.

CPD Scenarios

How to meet your CPD obligations throughout the year.

CPD Points & Activities

CPD Category & PointsActivities
Self-Directed Learning (1 point per activity)
  • Reading construction/business articles (like CM Magazine articles)
  • Watching construction/business videos or recorded webinars
  • Research on new products or techniques
  • Informal learning relevant to your role or development plan
Work-Based Learning (2 points per activity)
  • Professional body committee or hub activities
  • Lunch and learn presentations
  • Work demos
  • Formal company training
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Outreach work promoting construction
  • Site visits
Conferences and Seminars (3 points per activity)
  • Engaging in, asking questions at, and contributing to conferences, webinars, seminars, or roundtables
  • Attending workshops for MCIOB or FCIOB
  • Engaging in external short courses and training events
Contribution to the Discipline (5 points per activity)
  • Producing research
  • Engaging in policy development
  • Presenting at conferences, webinars, or seminars
Formal Learning (10 points per activity)
  • Learning for a built environment formal qualification (like a degree or vocational qualification)
  • Undertaking CIOB PDP
  • Achieving MCIOB or FCIOB
  • Achieving CEnv
  • Achieving Proficient or Certified Building Conservation specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

CPD Enquiries

CPD Points and Learning

How CIOB's CPD policy can help you keep track of your learning.

Reflect and Record

Guide to completing your CPD Record form.


This CPD record form is available for members to log their CPD in ethical practice as they undertake continuous learning. CIOB are not prescriptive regarding how members log CPD; however, this may be a handy guide to support members. If called for audit, members will be asked to complete the CPD record form.

CPD Resources

Like most professional bodies, we believe it’s essential for members to keep up to date with the latest developments and knowledge in their field – it’s called Continuing Professional Development. Visit our CIOB Academy to view a range of our courses to meet your development needs.