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The CPD Certification Service

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

Thousands of CPD training providers are sharing their skills with the world

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. Learn how to become an accredited CPD provider.

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Intellectual Property Master Class

Intellectual Property Office

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Sustainability Essentials for Business online cour...

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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Evening Language Course Series

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education

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MBA Essentials

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Healthcare & Medical
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Understanding Autism for Managers

National Autistic Society

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Trading on London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange

Upcoming CPD events

Business

Leadership and presenting skills (PR08)

London School of Public Relations

22 Jun 2020
Energy

UKRPA National Revenue Protection Conference

United Kingdom Revenue Protection Association - UKRPA

27 Apr 2022
Business

Advice: Weekly

Advertising Standards Authority ASA

08 Sep 2020
Finance

Credit Summit

Shard Financial Media Limited

20 Apr 2021
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Virtual Advice: AM Digital Advertising

Advertising Standards Authority ASA

15 Jun 2021

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of CPD?

 CPD shows a clear commitment to self-development and professionalism. CPD provides an opportunity for an individual to identify knowledge gaps and to resolve these in a recognisable approach to improvement. Continuing Professional Development helps individuals to regularly focus on how they can become a more competent and effective professional. Training and learning increase confidence and overall capability, and compliments career aspirations. 

What is a CPD point, unit or credit?

A frequent question about Continuing Professional Development is how CPD is recorded, and specifically the question, “What is a CPD point, unit or credit?” It is often found across all industries that CPD points, units and credits all relate to the same thing, CPD Hours? What are CPD Hours? The definition of a CPD Hour is the time spent for a delegate to be in “active learning”. 

How should I allocate my CPD time?

Most institutes provide their members with Continuing Professional Development requirements generally as a minimum annual number of hours. These targets are defined by the accrual of CPD hours through training, seminars & workshops, events & conferences as well as other structured forms of CPD learning. These CPD hours are sometimes converted to points, units or credits.

What is accredited CPD training?

Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.  

Recording CPD activities

Keeping accurate CPD record sheets helps reflect on personal progress over time. It is important that individuals keep CPD record sheets up-to-date as they will often need to submit evidence of annual Continuing Professional Development activities to their governing professional bodies or employers.

How is CPD recorded?

An individual must keep a track of their annual Continuing Professional Development activities on a CPD record form and must ensure it is correct, up to date and meets the requirements of their professional body or association. The CPD activity is recorded in terms of learning outcomes and practical application of the knowledge obtained. Continuing Professional Development undertaken is recorded by a CPD Certificate of Attendance, CPD Self-Assessment forms and personal CPD Record Cards.

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Testimonials

The CPD Certification Service makes the process of CPD accreditation very straightforward to follow. A big thank you for all your help.

Charles O'Neil - Bayer Healthcare

The support we have received from The CPD Service in the development of our CPD events has been excellent; it really ensures we keep the quality of events high.

Dr Andrew Barton - British Medical Association

As the market leader in our field, we believe we have the most comprehensive range of CPD certified training courses and seminars available all of which are fundamental to our ongoing marketing strategy.

Sharon Oliver - Mitsubishi Electric