What is CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. The term refers to activities’ professionals undertake to continue their development within their career. CPD can be undertaken in various forms, for example training courses, e-learning and workshops. CPD is designed to ensure your professional knowledge and skills remains up to date. It also shows you are committed to continually developing your career and can help you to achieve career goals.

Some organisations, such as IEMA, requires members to complete a set amount of CPD, for example annually, to allow you to retain your membership. We recommend checking CPD requirements with the organisation you are applying to as they may require you to gain CPD through specific courses.

It is of course recommended that you undertake CPD related to your industry or field. For example, if you are a quality management professional you may wish to undertake our ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course, an Auditor Conversion training course or an integrated management system auditor training course.

To check how many CPD hours our courses are equivalent to, please select your chosen course using the search bar below and view ‘CPD’ near the top of the course listing page.