This is our CPD policy


Members* are required to complete 10 points of continuous professional development (CPD) per membership subscription year, the CPD should be at a level and in topics relevant to their membership category. A minimum of 5 points must be CIMSPA endorsed CPD.

Endorsed CPD means that training has been quality assured by CIMSPA and is delivered by a CIMSPA education partner. Examples of endorsed CPD are: technical qualifications, degrees, an apprenticeship or short courses, workshops and elearning.

The remaining 5 points can be endorsed CPD or non-endorsed CPD. Non-endorsed means it has not been quality assured by CIMSPA and is not delivered by a CIMSPA education partner.

Examples of non-endorsed CPD are: employer-led staff training, training or qualifications offered by education providers that are not in partnership with CIMSPA e.g. a first aid certificate delivered by a training provider not in partnership with CIMSPA.

CPD policy details


1 – Endorsed CPD


CPD activity Evidence Requirement Delivered by Points
CIMSPA endorsed training mapped against a professional standard and delivered by a CIMSPA education partner Qualification certificate, confirmation of acceptance to study or course attendance certificate CIMSPA education partners 1 point per hour (capped at 10 per year)
CIMSPA endorsed training NOT mapped against a professional standard and delivered by a CIMSPA education partner Qualification certificate, confirmation of acceptance to study or course attendance certificate CIMSPA education partners Half point per hour (capped at 10 per year)
Events or workshops organised by CIMSPA or one of our partners Attendance certificate or confirmation of attendance CIMSPA partners Half point per hour (capped at 10 per year)
CIMSPA academy modules Confirmation of completion CIMSPA Academy Quarter point per module

2 – Non-endorsed CPD


CPD activity Evidence Requirement Delivered by Points
Employer-led staff training Confirmation of attendance CIMSPA employer partners Quarter point per hour (capped at 5 per year)
Non CIMSPA endorsed qualifications/CPD Certificate of completion Non CIMSPA endorsed education providers Quarter point per hour (capped at 5 per year)


*Excludes chartered members, chartered fellows and students.


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