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.
CPD is a common requirement for qualified members of
professional bodies. It reflects the fact that, in today's fast
changing world, knowledge gained through qualifications quickly
dates and, if you are to remain competent, you must continue to
develop and enhance your knowledge.
Equally, eligibility for and use of member qualification
designations is not simply an indicator of study completed, but
also of a commitment to subsequently keeping this knowledge current
and being bound by a Code of Ethics.
CPD helps ensure that, as a qualified PFS member, you have the
knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a competitive market.
build public confidence and
adapt positively to change by
continuously updating skills;
support any career goals by focusing
on relevant training and development;
be more productive and efficient by
reflecting on your learning and highlighting gaps in your knowledge
and experience and planning action accordingly.
Typically, most financial services practitioners, whatever their
sector specialism or job role, undertake professional development
in the course of their employment. Development needs are often
identified as legislation changes or new developments emerge. 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. The scheme is designed
to ensure you remain competent and up-to-date and to separate you,
as a member of a profession, from the mass of financial services