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CPD

CPD Events & Online Resources

As a PFS member you have access to a large number of high quality CPD events, covering a wide range of subjects. Many are delivered regionally and the majority are free to PFS members. Our online library of recordings, webinars and other CPD tools is also expanding all the time.

Not already a member?

Members get access to a range of benefits, including quality CPD and discounts on CII exams.

Suitable CPD activities

A range of activities, such as studying or attending conferences, may qualify as structured CPD if they address identified personal development needs. Unstructured CPD can also be included, defined as an activity that has met a learning outcome, but which may not have been specifically designed to meet that development need. Examples might include reading a technical article in a trade publication. 

CPD Planning & Recording

We have developed a simple-to-use online CPD tool to help members plan and record their CPD activity. It is not compulsory to use the tool, but members may find it of great help in maintaining an audit trail of their CPD activities. It also contains a useful summary of activity to help you benchmark  activity against target.

What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is activity undertaken to ensure members' skills and knowledge are up-to-date. The PFS member CPD scheme provides a practical framework for ensuring development is addressed in a structured way to meet your personal needs, the needs of your business or employer and the requirements of the CII as a Chartered professional body.

CII Scheme Rules

All qualified members will need to complete a minimum of 35 hours' compulsory CPD each year (of which at least 21 hours must be structured CPD). CII will continue to select a random sample of 10% of members' records each year to monitor adherence to and compliance with the scheme rules.