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Continuing professional development (CPD) is essential to maintain professional standards and knowledge after a qualification. Our CPD scheme provides a framework for our members to structure and record their ongoing learning. It meets the FCA's CPD requirements for retail investment advisers, the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and FCA special measures for carrying forward CPD if required.
If you're chartered, hold a Statement of Professional Standing (SPS) or a Certificate of Professional Achievement (CPA), you need to undertake 35 hours of CPD each year, with at least 21 hours being structured.
If you are a CeMAP Professional you need to undertake 15 hours of mortgage-related CPD every year.
If you’re a Pension Transfer Specialist, you need to complete 15 hours of CPD in addition to any current requirements. See FCA Handbook TC 2.1.23A.
If you’re a trade finance professional, please see the trade finance CPD page for more information about requirements in this sector.
MyCPD is an online tool for members to log their CPD hours and maintain an accurate CPD record.
Download the CPD log user guide and log into your MyLIBF account to start using myCPD.
Alternatively, download and fill out our word CPD log template.
Read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for more information
We offer a CPD accreditation service to CPD programmes run by firms, training providers or third parties.
Such accreditation demonstrates that in our view the learning activity represents a quality learning experience. Our accredited providers can display our logo and confirmation of accreditation.
If you wish your programme to be accredited, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our CPD guide provides more detail on the scheme's requirements and gives examples of good practice to help you get started.
CPD seminars and networking events
Our varied programme of events keeps you up to speed with the issues shaping our industry and connects you with our global community of like-minded individuals, keen to share, learn, network and advance the banking and finance profession.
We offer a variety of CPD resources and a dedicated learning course website for mortgage professionals who want to ensure their industry knowledge is kept up to date.
Online structured CPD
We offer a programme of online structured CPD for financial professionals involved in distributing retail investment products who want to keep their knowledge up to date.
Financial World magazine
Our bimonthly journal provides insight and analysis on developments in the banking and financial services sector and the global economy.
International Trade Finance
We recognise courses delivered to meet the CPD requirements to recertify our Trade Finance qualifications. We also run Trade Finance CPD events and conferences during the year.
Our virtual learning environment provides access to an enormous range of materials including the KnowledgeBank e-library, which contains full text journals, reference sources and books to support your professional development. Articles written by KnowledgeBank research specialists and industry experts can also be claimed as unstructured CPD.
Our professional qualifications are an excellent way to refresh knowledge or gain new understanding. Many of our programmes contain bite size units or modules that can be studied on a stand-alone basis for CPD.
Many of these resources can be accessed free of charge by members or at a reduced rate.
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