CPD stands for ‘Continuing Personal or Professional Development’ and
is defined as:
‘A commitment to structured skills enhancement and personal or
Regardless of industry or sector, everyone is now required to
undertake CPD. As we predominantly work in knowledge and service
economies with fast moving technologies, the updating of skills and
knowledge is critical in keeping abreast of industry changes,
maintaining professional competence and ensuring that qualifications do
not become obsolete.
Anyone who is a member of a professional body or institution are
automatically expected to do CPD as a requirement of individual
membership. In addition, most employers now require all their employees
to undertake CPD regardless of role or responsibility.
The CPD Certification Service primarily supports organisations
looking to provide CPD certified training activities to either external
delegates, or internal employees. For information on preparing and
delivering Certified CPD activities click on ‘CPD and Organisations’.
When undertaking CPD, individuals are now expected to engage in a
wide variety of training activities and learning experiences. The CPD
Certification Service’s experience and knowledge of its members who
regularly provide CPD activities, has enabled us to develop advice and
pointers to individuals looking to undertake their CPD effectively.
Click on ‘CPD and Individuals’ to find out more.