As a member of the CIPD you’re internationally recognised as a people professional at the forefront of knowledge and learning, a status you maintain through your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

This commitment reflects positively on you as an individual member, the organisation you work for or with, and the profession as a whole. It’s a commitment that contributes to the reputation of the people profession.

Take ownership of your professional development

CPD is the learning experiences which help you develop and improve your professional practice.  Your ongoing professional development doesn’t come just from formal or course-based learning, it comes from anything that helps you to develop and improve your practice. It could be learning from: 

•    a conversation with a colleague, 
•    doing a new piece of work, 
•    working in a new team, 
•    reading something on LinkedIn, 
•    listening to a podcast,
•    reflecting on the last few months of your work.

Your guide to professional development

This short video highlights the importance of continuing professional development and what you can do to kick start your CPD journey.

Learn more about CPD

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

What is CPD in an HR context? Discover what you can do to continue your professional development.

CPD Cycle Stages

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

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.

Self-Assessment tool

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

CIPD Learning hub

The CIPD learning hub is the online platform supporting you to access all of the CIPD's world-class learning programmes. Find out more with CIPD today.

CIPD Learning Shop

Accelerate your learning to further
your career

Visit the CIPD Learning shop to discover our range of online and face to face courses available. Find out more about courses for your team and CIPD member benefits.

Callout Image