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

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.

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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.

CIOB CPD Policy

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.

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