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Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an integral part of being a successful ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Changes to CPD from November 2023
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What is CPD and why is it important?

Much of what you do every day will count as CPD. It's not just about attending courses or watching webinars but can include a wide range of activities, such as listening to podcasts, coaching, problem solving, reading articles and learning from your colleagues. For an activity to count as CPD, you will need to show how it is relevant to your role and has helped you to meet your learning needs.

Maintaining your CPD strengthens your professional credibility. It provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to do your role more effectively and prepares you for the challenges ahead. CPD also demonstrates to your fellow members and the wider public that you are invested in remaining proficient and at the forefront of the profession.

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CPD is changing

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On 1 November 2023, revised continuing professional development (CPD) Regulations were introduced. Find out why ICAEW is changing its CPD requirements, who is affected and what is changing.
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Find out more about how ICAEW's CPD Regulations are changing after 1 November 2023

Video guides on CPD

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To support members and regulated individuals on the changes to ICAEW CPD Regulations from 1 November, we've created a series of video guides exploring the key issues and the commonly asked questions about the changes.
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CPD learning resources

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ICAEW produces a range of resources to support its members' continuing professional development (CPD), from technical helpsheets and articles to webinars and courses. If you're looking for the latest financial reporting standards or ways to develop your communications skills we have something to help.
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Find out more about how ICAEW's CPD Regulations are changing after 1 November 2023

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regulations 2023

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These revised regulations came into force on 1 November 2023 and introduce mandatory minimum CPD hours for members and others covered by the rules.
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Ethics CPD course

This free online course helps you apply the Code of Ethics to everyday situations, uphold the highest standards of professional conduct, and satisfy your ethics continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.

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ICAEW's Ethics CPD course is designed to help you apply the Code of Ethics to everyday situations and uphold the highest standards of professional conduct.

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