The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996, and is the world's leading and largest independent CPD accreditation institution operating across all industry sectors. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognised CPD accreditation for the Continuing Professional Development obligations and policies of professional bodies and academic institutes.
CPD Accreditation for training and events
The CPD Certification Service help companies to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach to learning. This can then be applied to the individual needs of professionals CPD requirements.
The CPD Certification Service provides accreditation for organisations ranging from small firms to large training providers, multi-national corporations, conference & events organisers, universities, further education colleges, local authorities, councils and Government departments. Learn how to become an accredited CPD provider.
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Frequently asked questions
Who is CPD for?
CPD is carried out by millions of individuals across a whole range of industries and professions. Most professional bodies and institutes will provide individuals with Continuing Professional Development requirements, generally as a set number of CPD training hours to achieve each year. Over recent decades, we have seen the commitment to CPD reach far beyond the traditional industries and institutional bodies of the UK to what is now recognised and embraced across the world.
What are the benefits of CPD?
CPD is an essential, recognised approach to helping individuals, organisations and entire industries to keep skills and knowledge up to date. CPD supports raising international standards and benchmarks in line with increasing globalisation and consumer demand. For individuals, it enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and encourages professionals to maintain consistent levels of high performance and demonstrate commitment towards a particular job role or profession.
What are CPD points, hours and credits?
The majority of institutions and professional bodies provide Continuing Professional Development targets generally set on an annual basis. These targets are defined by the accrual of CPD activities through attendance in training courses, eLearning and events, as well as other forms of structured learning. Most professional bodies use CPD hours as their measure, and where CPD points or credits are used, these are typically a 1:1 ratio with CPD hours. By this, 1 CPD point would be equal to 1 CPD hour.
What is accredited CPD training?
External validation demonstrates to attendees the steps taken to deliver the highest possible training standards. The CPD Certification Service provides independent CPD accreditation compatible with international requirements. Our CPD symbols are recognised in over 100+ countries and offer professional bodies, institutional associations, educational providers and consumers reassurance that further learning achieves the qualitative standards required by all parties.
Being a CPD course provider, we make sure our audience knows that our courses are accredited by The CPD Certification Service and how by gaining CPD certification they can get an edge in today's crowded job market.
We hold in person and virtual events for NHS, Education and Public Sector. Continuing Professional Development training accreditation is key to their progression so our events do not go ahead without it.
Our events are CPD certified, demonstrating our commitment to deliver high-quality training and adhere to a code of best practice.