Frequently Asked Questions

What is CPD?

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the intentional maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context. ​​This could mean honing current skills, it could mean developing them to a new level, or it could mean learning new ones that will allow an employee’s job role to expand or prepare them for potential promotion.

What are the benefits of doing CPD?

You can enjoy a whole range of benefits when you commit to CPD. It ensures that your skills and knowledge are kept up-to-date and that you are in a position to maintain your professional registrations and qualifications. Also, CPD will help to build your credibility and your confidence as you demonstrate your commitment to personal development and professionalism.

Why should I do CPD?

Undertaking CPD is vital to keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date. Across the workforce, CPD is expected of most individual professionals in most sectors. Regulatory bodies are established to ensure that the public receives services of the required standard, so CPD is taken very seriously.

What is the CPD Institute?

The Institute of CPD is a global community made up of people who are dedicated to being the best version of themselves. We work with individuals to develop continuous knowledge and skills, and support young people to flourish and fulfil their professional ambitions.

How much does it cost?

Membership to the CPD Institute comes in three levels,. Achiever costs £29, Member is priced at £99 and Fellow costs £149. All prices are for 1 years membership and exclude VAT. (Joining is FREE at the moment).

How much CPD do I have to do?

The amount of CPD you need to undertake is dependent on your iCPD membership level, requirements outlined by other membership professional bodies and your employer who has CPD requirements.

Do I have to do all of my CPD hours?

To maintain membership with iCPD, dependent on your membership level you will need to complete 10 hours of CPD per year if you're an achiever, 20 hours per year if you're a member and 30 hours of CPD per year for fellowship status.

Can I become a member of iCPD without any school or work qualifications?

Yes, you can…