Continuing professional development (CPD) is defined as learning experiences which help you develop and improve your professional practice. This can include building on your strengths, as well as developing yourself where you have capability gaps. That’s why it’s so important for you, and why we’re committed to providing you with as many opportunities, tools and resources to embed CPD into the flow of your work and life.

Listen to how people professionals approach their CPD

Additional information

CPD Cycle Stages

Explore the CPD cycle for HR and learning and development professionals.

Self-Assessment tool

Build your capability through tailored recommendations, aligned to the Profession Map.

CPD policy and requirements

Meet the CIPD’s high standards for HR professionals by demonstrating your commitment to continuing professional development, as set out in our CPD policy.