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.

Read the full LI CPD policy here. 

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.  

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.