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CPD is changing

On 1 November 2023, ICAEW's revised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regulations brought in new CPD requirements, including a minimum number of hours. We have published resources and support to help you understand what the changes mean for you.

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Why is CPD changing?

Against a backdrop of intense scrutiny of the accountancy profession and increased regulatory expectations, ICAEW has revised its CPD Regulations. The changes give greater clarity on the amount of CPD that you should be doing to ensure you have up-to-date professional, technical, and business skills.   

Who is affected?

If you are an ICAEW member or someone regulated by ICAEW for certain activities then you must comply with the CPD Regulations if you undertake accountancy or finance work or reserved or non-reserved legal services.   

You will also be subject to the CPD Regulations if you are a company director, a trustee, or hold any role with an equivalent level of legal or financial responsibility.

ICAEW member firms, and firms granted a dispensation to use the description 'chartered accountants', are also within the scope of the CPD Regulations. Find out more about new CPD responsibilities for firms

What’s changing?

From 1 November 2023, everyone covered by the regulations are required to complete each year:

We have created a CPD self-assessment tool to help you understand how much CPD you must complete each year, as well as a new online CPD record to track your requirements and progress. A new ethics CPD course has been created to make it easier for members to comply with this additional requirement.

Guidance

The 2023 CPD requirements explained

  • Helpsheets and support
An overview of the changes to ICAEW's CPD requirements, including how much CPD must be completed, what counts as CPD and what to do if your circumstances change.
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Find out more about how ICAEW's CPD Regulations are changing after 1 November 2023
Guidance

New digital tools for ICAEW members to record and verify CPD

  • Helpsheets and support
Alongside completely revamping members’ online CPD record, ICAEW has released a new tool which means reading articles and watching videos on icaew.com can count as verifiable CPD. Find out how to use your new CPD record and the ‘AddCPD’ tool.
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Support

What is verifiable CPD?

  • Helpsheets and support
Guidance outlining the types of CPD activity that could qualify as verifiable for the purpose of the revised ICAEW CPD Regulations which introduce minimum CPD requirements..
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Find out more about how ICAEW's CPD Regulations are changing after 1 November 2023
Guidance

Firm responsibilities for revised CPD Regulations

  • Helpsheets and support
Support on the specific responsibilities placed on firms by the revised CPD Regulations from 1 November 2023. Read about the requirements, monitoring and the key steps to take.
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Find out more about how ICAEW's CPD Regulations are changing after 1 November 2023
Find out more about how ICAEW's CPD Regulations are changing after 1 November 2023
CPD self-assessment tool

CPD changes - are you affected?

  • Helpsheets and support
Answer some simple questions about your day-to-day work to find out if you are affected by ICAEW's changing CPD requirements
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Get in touch

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