CPD is the organised continuation, improvement and broadening of knowledge, understanding and skills, as well as development of personal qualities necessary for an individual to maintain their competence in order to undertake their duties throughout their working life.

CPD is not an add-on, but an essential component of your professionalism. It's part of the professional competence and integrity of all our members to actively engage with CPD, as stated in our Code of Conduct. Your development is your responsibility, so you must take control of your career.

To achieve your career ambitions in today's fast-changing IT world you need to commit to CPD. You need to identify your development needs and then plan your development activities. Once you have completed these activities, you need to understand how you have benefited and reflect on how this has enhanced your capabilities and competencies. 

Core CPD cycle: Reflect / Plan / Execute / Update