Are you logging your CPD?

10 March 2016

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and development.

All CIPP memberships have access to the CPD area of the

If you are an associate, full or fellow member of the CIPP you will need to evidence your CPD to be able to renew your membership as this is in accordance with the CIPP code of conduct. The CIPP continuously spot check CPD activity so take the time to log any form of learning or development on your record to ensure your membership level is maintained.

What is the process?

CPD isn't a fixed process. It’s a question of setting yourself objectives for development and then charting your progress towards achieving them. It's about where you want to be and how you plan to get there. Our approach is based on reflection that focuses on outcomes and results, rather than 'time spent' or 'things done'.

Why is CPD important?

CPD is an investment that you make in yourself. It’s a way of planning your development that links learning directly to practice. CPD can help you keep your skills up to date and prepare you for greater responsibilities. It can boost your confidence, strengthen your professional credibility and help you become more creative in tackling new challenges. CPD makes your working life more interesting and can significantly increase your job satisfaction. It can accelerate your career development and is an important part of upgrading to chartered membership.

How do I log CPD?

Log into the members’ area and record your activity by completing the form. This links to your membership record and enables continued use of the letters after your name. If you require any help logging your CPD via the website please email us or call 0121 712 1073.

Examples include:

  • Calls into the CIPP’s Advisory Service, if you didn’t know the answer then you have learned something and this will count towards your CPD
  • On the job learning
  • Reading News On Line, Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward and other publications. If you learn something from the articles then this counts towards your CPD
  • Any form of networking where you may have learned something new
  • Attending training courses and/or events
  • Attend the CIPP national forums, and other member events, to update your knowledge and learn from the policy team, and other speakers, first hand. These are also excellent forums to hear about the recent developments at the CIPP and how you can make the most of your membership

Contact us

If you require any help with your CPD please email us or call 0121 712 1073. The CIPP offers face to face CPD appointments at all of our events. If you would like to discuss your CPD further, email us.