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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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Finance
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Intellectual Property Master Class

Intellectual Property Office

The intellectual property master class. This course defines intellectual property (ip) e.g. patents,...
Training Course
Construction
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Air Conditioning and the Environment

Mitsubishi Electric

This seminar covers the basic principles of air-conditioning and explains how a modern air-condition...
Seminar
Education
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Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Primary care

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

A comprehensive booklet providing facts; guidance; interventions with impact of evidence and subsequ...
Literature
Social Care
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Supervision Skills in Safeguarding

NSPCC Learning

Face-to-face training enabling you to gain the safeguarding supervision skills you need to protect c...
Training Course
Education
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Postgraduate Course in Radiopharmacy

King's College London

A four-day lecture course covering basic and clinical aspects of radiopharmacy practice. The course...
Training Course
Business
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Sustainability Essentials for Business online cour...

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

This self-paced: online sustainability course helps you cost-effectively educate your team or organi...
Online Course
Education
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Evening Language Course Series

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education

The evening course programme is designed to teach participants how to communicate effectively in a f...
Training Course
Healthcare & Medical
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Virtual Academy of Large Scale Change: Systems Lea...

NHS England

Our masterclass connects health and care system teams who are either already redesigning services; a...
Training Course
Business
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Sage Business Cloud Accounting E-learning Programm...

Sage UK

This online course will enable you to gain certification on Sage Business Cloud Accounting. It will...
Online Course
Business
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MBA Essentials

The London School of Economics and Political Science

This course provides an intensive introduction to the core aspects of business management. It is des...
Online Course
Healthcare & Medical
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Understanding Autism for Managers

National Autistic Society

This training course will give you a greater understanding of autism (including Asperger syndrome) a...
Training Course
Business
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Trading on London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange

Trading on London Stock Exchange is designed to give delegates a step-by step understanding of how t...
Seminar

Upcoming CPD events

Business

Leadership and presenting skills (PR08)

London School of Public Relations

This professional development training programme in Leadership and Presenting Skills is designed for...
22 Jun 2020
Energy

UKRPA National Revenue Protection Conference

United Kingdom Revenue Protection Association - UKRPA

The UKRPA is a trade association open to companies involved in detecting and dealing with meter tamp...
27 Apr 2022
Business

Million Makers – the ultimate entrepreneurial fund...

The Prince’s Trust

Million Makers is an entrepreneurial fundraising challenge; that sees teams of employees from organi...
30 Apr 2021
Business

Advice: Weekly

Advertising Standards Authority ASA

During the month of September we will be running Advice: Weekly; a new virtual training course; whic...
08 Sep 2020
Business

How to draft outcome letters and reports on the ba...

Peninsula Business Services

Our comprehensive workshop will cover how to draft outcome letters and reports on the back of a form...
09 Jun 2021
Finance

Credit Summit

Shard Financial Media Limited

The UK’s largest; most established credit digital broadcast. The Credit Summit is an exclusive digit...
20 Apr 2021
Business

Virtual Advice: AM Digital Advertising

Advertising Standards Authority ASA

This interactive; live webinar will guide you through the Ad Rules and how these apply to online; be...
15 Jun 2021
Energy

World Utilities Congress

dmg events

The World Utilities Congress (WUC); exhibition and conference provides an unrivalled platform to exp...
09 May 2022

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

CPD is widely recognised within the NHS to enable healthcare individuals to maintain training levels and enhance their professional development. NHS Supply Chain uses CPD to work with our colleagues in the wider NHS and share knowledge and expertise.

Louise Stenson - NHS Supply Chain

Membership of the CPD Certification Service shows our commitment to excellence and to providing CPD for our staff.

Lindsay Comalie - Imperial College London

Every conference we produce is CPD certified and the CPD logo is placed on the brochure. We also issue a certificate of attendance confirming that the event is a CPD accredited course.

Patrycja Denton - Capita Conferences