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Continuing Professional Development

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

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.


Your guide to CPD

  • Helpsheets and support
How to approach and record your CPD.
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CPD resources

  • Listing
A wealth of resources to maintain and develop your technical knowledge and skills.
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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regulations

  • Regulations
These regulations outline the ICAEW's CPD requirements on members and regulated individuals up to 31 October 2023.
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ICAEW announces new CPD policy from November 2023

  • Article
From November next year, ICAEW will be introducing a new policy that will give members greater clarity when it comes to Continuing Professional Development.
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