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The CPD Certification Service

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996, and is the world's leading and largest independent CPD accreditation institution operating across all industry sectors. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognised independent CPD accreditation to support the Continuing Professional Development obligations and policies of professional bodies and academic institutes.

Thousands of CPD training providers are sharing their skills with the world

CPD Accreditation for training and events

The CPD Certification Service help companies to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach to learning. This can then be applied to the individual needs of professionals CPD requirements.

The CPD Certification Service provides accreditation for organisations ranging from small firms to large training providers, multi-national corporations, conference & events organisers, universities, further education colleges, local authorities, councils and Government departments. Learn how to become an accredited CPD provider.

Find CPD Courses & Workshops

Finance
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Intellectual Property Master Class

Intellectual Property Office

The intellectual property master class. This course defines intellectual property (ip) e.g. patents,...
Training Course
Construction
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Air Conditioning and the Environment

Mitsubishi Electric

This seminar covers the basic principles of air-conditioning and explains how a modern air-condition...
Seminar
Education
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Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Primary care

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

A comprehensive booklet providing facts; guidance; interventions with impact of evidence and subsequ...
Literature
Social Care
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Supervision Skills in Safeguarding

NSPCC Learning

Face-to-face training enabling you to gain the safeguarding supervision skills you need to protect c...
Training Course
Education
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Postgraduate Course in Radiopharmacy

King's College London

A four-day lecture course covering basic and clinical aspects of radiopharmacy practice. The course...
Training Course
Business
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Sustainability Essentials for Business online cour...

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

This self-paced: online sustainability course helps you cost-effectively educate your team or organi...
Online Course
Education
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Oxford Executive Leadership Programme

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

The Oxford Executive Leadership Programme focuses on applying leadership theory and insights learned...
Online Course
Education
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Evening Language Course Series

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education

The evening course programme is designed to teach participants how to communicate effectively in a f...
Training Course
Healthcare & Medical
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Virtual Academy of Large Scale Change: Systems Lea...

NHS England

Our masterclass connects health and care system teams who are either already redesigning services; a...
Training Course
Business
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Sage Business Cloud Accounting E-learning Programm...

Sage UK

This online course will enable you to gain certification on Sage Business Cloud Accounting. It will...
Online Course
Business
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MBA Essentials

LSE Online

This course provides an intensive introduction to the core aspects of business management. It is des...
Online Course

Upcoming CPD events

Energy

UKRPA National Revenue Protection Conference

United Kingdom Revenue Protection Association - UKRPA

The UKRPA is a trade association open to companies involved in detecting and dealing with meter tamp...
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022
Finance

Looking ahead - Adjusting your Asset Allocation: S...

Bloomberg Professional Services

The landscape of investments have changed. Low returns; high volatility and the inevitable shift in...
14 Jul 2021
Healthcare & Medical

3M Sterilisation Webinar Series 2021

3M + KCI

The 3M Medical Solutions Division Sterilization webinar series on instrument reprocessing will bring...
14 Oct 2021
Finance

Fourier-Based Methods for the Management of Comple...

Fitch Learning

This paper proposes a framework for the valuation and the management of complex life insurance contr...
06 Oct 2021
Education

Tes SEN Show 2021

MA Exhibitions

With an inspirational mix of seminars taking place across the three days of the show; the CPD certif...
London,
08 Oct 2021
Human Resources

ATD Europe

Informa Connect

The ATD European Summit connects outstanding learning professionals from home and aborad...
15 Nov 2021
Energy

World Utilities Congress

dmg events

The World Utilities Congress (WUC); exhibition and conference provides an unrivalled platform to exp...
09 May 2022

Frequently asked questions

Who is CPD for?

CPD is carried out by millions of individuals across a whole range of industries and professions. Most professional bodies and institutes will provide individuals with Continuing Professional Development requirements, generally as a set number of CPD training hours to achieve each year. Over recent decades, we have seen the commitment to CPD reach far beyond the traditional industries and institutional bodies of the UK to what is now recognised and embraced across the world.

What are the benefits of CPD?

CPD is an essential, recognised approach to helping individuals, organisations and entire industries to keep skills and knowledge up to date. CPD supports raising international standards and benchmarks in line with increasing globalisation and consumer demand. For individuals, it enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and encourages professionals to maintain consistent levels of high performance and demonstrate commitment towards a particular job role or profession.

What are CPD points, hours and credits?

The majority of institutions and professional bodies provide Continuing Professional Development targets generally set on an annual basis. These targets are defined by the accrual of CPD activities through attendance in training courses, eLearning and events, as well as other forms of structured learning. Most professional bodies use CPD hours as their measure, and where CPD points or credits are used, these are typically a 1:1 ratio with CPD hours. By this, 1 CPD point would be equal to 1 CPD hour.

What is accredited CPD training?

External validation demonstrates to attendees the steps taken to deliver the highest possible training standards. The CPD Certification Service provides independent CPD accreditation compatible with international requirements. Our CPD symbols are recognised in over 100+ countries and offer professional bodies, institutional associations, educational providers and consumers reassurance that further learning achieves the qualitative standards required by all parties.

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Testimonials

This is the start of a plan to align more closely with CPD. This is the first stage on a journey to see not just our training but also all of our events, conferences, forums and webinars formally certified to CPD guidelines.

Credit Services Association

Membership of the CPD Certification Service shows our commitment to excellence and to providing CPD for our staff.

Imperial College London

The support we have received from The CPD Service in the development of our CPD events has been excellent; it really ensures we keep the quality of events high.

British Medical Association