The LI is switching to a more supportive, inclusive, fully online CPD service for members. As part of the process, a new CPD Policy will be fully in force from July 2020 in line with the new CPD year

As part of the switch to a more supportive, inclusive, fully online CPD service for members, the LI has approved a new CPD Policy that will be fully in force from July 2020 in line with the new CPD year. (The extended 2019-20 year will act as the transition to the new requirements.)

Key points include:

  • CPD year to align with LI sessional year (1 July to 30 June)
  • Minimum CPD requirement remains 25 hours per year but the nature and structure of these hours will change:
    • Members will be required devote at least 10 hours to structured, ‘formal’ learning, e.g. CPD training events (whether free or paid), webinars, workshops etc.
    • At least 5 hours per year must include climate, sustainability and resilience-related topics
  • A more supportive approach to monitoring, with 3 months’ notice to review and complete records
  • Introduction of a new Waiver Policy to allow members to apply for waivers from CPD requirements dependent upon their circumstances

View the New CPD Policy (2019) here.

End-of-year review

For the extended CPD year beginning 1 January 2019 and ending 30 June 2020, we will ask corporate members to record a minimum of 37 hours’ CPD activity:

  • 25 hours for January to December 2019
  • 12 additional hours for January to June 2020

The LI will continue to randomly select a sample of the membership to return their CPD records. The difference under the new system is that the monitoring period will begin before the end of the CPD year, giving members 3 months’ notice to review and complete their records.

The end of the 2019 calendar year is a good time for members to reflect on their learning over the past 12 months and to review their CPD objectives, aligning their development requirements with their appraisals and professional ambitions.

More information on LI CPD can be found in the members’ area. Full CPD policy guidance for members will be issued in the New Year.

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