Continuing professional development (CPD)

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the ongoing process of professional growth and skills development throughout a practitioner’s career. It is a commitment by members to maintain their professional competence, knowledge and relevance in a challenging and fast-moving professional environment.

As the Royal Chartered Body for the landscape profession, the Landscape Institute is responsible for ensuring our members uphold the very highest standards of conduct, professionalism and skill. All LI members – excluding Affiliate, Retired, and Student members, as well as those who are on the Pathway to Chartership – must complete a minimum of 25 hours of CPD every year.

Those 25 hours must include:

  • A minimum of 10 hours of formal learning
  • A minimum of 5 hours related to climate, sustainability, resilience, and environmental and biodiversity net gain

The LI CPD year runs from 1 July to 30 June annually. Each year, 3% of eligible LI members will be called up for the CPD monitoring process. CPD records are reviewed by a dedicated panel of members and feedback is provided following the review process.

More information on CPD requirements and guidance for members can be found via My LI. Simply log in with your My LI credentials and head to the CPD requirements page.

The online portal will allow you to log and track your CPD hours and plan your professional development. All eligible LI members should use the online portal to record the minimum requirement of 25 hours of CPD annually as per the LI’s Code of Practice.

We also support all practitioners who seek to achieve Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute, the mark of quality and excellence for the landscape profession. The Pathway to Chartership is an online professional development platform, providing a structured learning programme that leads to the professional exam and Chartered status.

Our commitment to CPD

We support members in meeting their professional development objectives by providing a range of opportunities for CPD. We deliver national and local events as well as free webinars available to watch on demand via LI Campus; provide an online case study library and technical resources section within our website; tweet about news and resources which may be of help to members; and support the LI’s library and archive, which is housed at the Museum of English Rural Life.

See our events calendar here

For more information on the CPD requirements of LI members, click here or email

Read the full LI CPD policy here.