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What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge, understanding and skills and the development of the personal qualities necessary to undertake your duties throughout your working life.

In short CPD is maintaining the level of knowledge acquired while completing your qualifications throughout the following years through attending training or by reading relevant materials. This will ensure that your knowledge and expertise remains relevant and up-to-date in an ever changing world.

What are the CILA CPD requirements?

All members holding any CILA qualifications must complete a minimum of 35 hours of CPD learning every 12 months. Of these 35 hours 21 hours must be structured learning.

Structured learning is any form of learning linked directly to specific learning outcomes or objectives. For example, attending training workshops, online courses, webinars, technical authorship, studying for an exam, technical conferences.

The remaining 14 hours can be unstructured learning. Unstructured learning is any self managed learning you undertake. Such as reading articles, industry magazines, attending focus groups and committee meetings or even mentoring a peer.

For more guidance on CPD requirements please refer to our guidance document below.

How to complete my CPD?

Members can log their CPD through their MyCILA portal. At the end of each CPD period the CILA will audit 10% of the membership to ensure that CPD has been completed. Those 10% may have to provide evidence of completed CPD so we suggest that you keep your records of attendance to events etc.

Failure to meet CPD requirements may affect your right to use the CILA designatory letters and potentially disciplinary action.