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What is CPD and what are the benefits?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It's a record of what you experience, learn and then apply.

For example the RIBA recommends its architects ‘to undertake at least 35 hours of CPD. The 35 hours are the minimum amount of time you need to spend each year maintaining your competence.’

Benefits of CPD for the Architect, Interior Designer and Client

  1. It keeps you professional
  2. It helps to ensure your competence
  3. It ensures that you keep up to date
  4. It allows you to stay ahead
  5. It enhances and improves your performance
  6. It keeps you growing and progressing
  7. It makes you competitive and employable
  8. It helps you to manage and plan your career
  9. It makes your career and skills more portable
  10. It keeps you from being left behind
  11. It enhances your client offer
  12. It increases your potential
  13. It widens your prospects

If you would like to find out more about CPD, then please contact Mary Nannery - Membership Manager on 01494 896790 or