Continuing professional development is a commitment by members to continually update their skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent.
All RICS professionals must undertake and record online a minimum of 20 hours of CPD activity each calendar year. CPD activities must be completed by 31 December, and then recorded online by 31 January.
A diverse range of activities qualify as CPD. Because the system is based on personal assessment, deciding which activities are relevant is up to the individual member.
Members plan their own learning and development, and this can take many forms. Formal training courses, seminars and workshops are great examples of CPD, but we recognise that there are many other relevant methods of learning as well. Members must undertake at least 20 hours of CPD each year, including 10 hours of formal (or structured) learning. We have provided examples of formal and informal CPD to explain the difference. This list isn’t exhaustive, but provides a good guide for members as they plan their learning.