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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 CPD accreditation for 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.

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Intellectual Property Master Class

Intellectual Property Office

The Intellectual Property Masterclass. This course defines Intellectual Property (IP) Patents, Trad...
Training Course
Social Care

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

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

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

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

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

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


SuperReturn Emerging Markets

Informa Connect

Connecting growth market GPs with LPs from around the globe; this is the world’s leading growth mark...
24 Jun 2024

Real Estate Analyst

Bayfield Training Ltd

This two-day course provides training on financial modelling for commercial property investments usi...
17 Jun 2024

Affordable Home Ownership 2024

National Housing Federation

The conference provides a unique opportunity for shared ownership professionals to network with peer...
St Paul's,
06 Jun 2024

Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week 2024

dmg events

The "Future Health Summit" highlights the most exciting disruptors; scientists and practitioners who...
Abu Dhabi,
13 May 2024

Nurturing Bright Futures HE conference for teacher...

Recruitment and Outreach Department - University of East Anglia

This is a free; annual two-day event for education professionals working with post-16 students as th...
06 Jun 2024
This Week

Social Entrepreneurship

King's College London

Ignite and develop your leadership potential in the world of social enterprises with our tailored co...
24 Jul 2024

Solutions to Damp and Mould Digital Conference

Knowledge Exchange Group

With a more stringent regulatory environment; housing providers will have to go to greater lengths t...
21 May 2024
Healthcare & Medical

NHS ConfedExpo

NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation and NHS England are pleased to announce NHS ConfedExpo will return in 2024. This e...
12 Jun 2024

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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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

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

The CPD Certification Service adds discipline to our publishing processes, forcing our publishers and authors to think about the end goal of making sure our learners have positive and quality outcomes after their study.