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Why Get Accredited With Us?

Get ahead of your competitors and gain a HUGE market share

Becoming CPD accredited helps you to stand out in an already overcrowded marketplace and turns your learning experience into an authority

Demonstrate to customers you are adopting the latest technologies

A pioneer in the field of independent accreditation, the CPD Standards Office has partnered with Gradbase to utilise Blockchain technology.

Stay ‘in the loop’ with relevant market updates and meaningful insights

We’re also home to the CPD research project, so you’ll receive cutting edge insights into all the recent CPD trends and news on a weekly basis

Build your brands reputation and be known as a premier provider

Having the mark of accreditation from The CPD Standards Office means you’ll be known as a premier provider of CPD

Attract more professionals and organisations that need CPD training

Get your foot in the door with some of the best known corporations and companies who are looking for CPD accredited courses and training programs

Join a network of successful providers committed to being the best

Attend online and offline events with our constantly growing CPD community to network and share knowledge with each other

Check out what our members say

“Having our courses independently evaluated and quality assured, has given our clients that extra confidence in knowing that what they are paying for is a quality service.”

Anita Devi

Team ADL

“I was looking for a professional organisation to support my coaching offerings. There’s a lot to choose from in a crowded market, but I ended up selecting the CPDSO because they really care about their customers, their products and their services.”


Simon Rickman

Development Coach

“CPD has not only enhanced my presence and reputation as a speaker, but it’s also developed new opportunities that enable me to engage with audiences at a broader range of events.”

Dale Howarth

Accredited CPD Speaker

Join a prestigious, global community of trainers, coaches & educators

When you become accredited by the CPD Standards Office, you get more than just a mark of accreditation with the CPD logo. You also become part of our CPD Standards Community, along with over 1,000 other accredited providers. This community is growing stronger every day, with its huge range of connections to membership organisations, employers and universities.

Regular, Ongoing Support
Dedicated Account Manager
Free Digital Resources
Monthly Networking Events
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Our community is also supported by the on-going work of the CPD Research Project. This means that just as your clients and delegates can be sure that your training, learning or coaching activities are independently assessed to the highest standard, you too can be sure that other members of the CPD Standards Community have also been assessed the exact same way. This gives you peace of mind as you exchange best practice and network with other providers, professional bodies, universities and authorities.

“The bottom line is this. Becoming accredited with The CPD Standards Office is a really great way to get more business.”

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Still Unsure? Check Out Our Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does getting CPD accredited cost with you?

The CPD Standards Office provides a variety of accreditation costs to suit your training requirements. This cost effective CPD accreditation can provide your business with a certification to deliver CPD points through your accredited training activities. Our accreditation fees reflect the knowledge and expertise our team has in CPD accreditation and can only be worked out once we know exactly what training or learning experience you provide.

What are the fees to become CPD accredited by you?

We provide a variety of membership subscription options, whether you are a sole trader or a multi million pound business. The fees will be determined during your initial conversation with one of our advisers, on this call they will discuss the best cost effective CPD subscription to suit your business needs. There are no hidden fees, additional costs for accreditation, or charges for the number of certificates issued. There is one subscription fee due each year

How long does my CPD accreditation last for?

Your membership commitment with The CPD Standards Office is for a minimum of two years. After the first two years, you are then contracted on a 1 year rolling basis. You only pay the accreditation costs for the first year and then will be sent a separate invoice for every year after that. We are flexible in our approach to the accreditation fees, offering either a 10x monthly direct debit or billed on an annual basis. Members also get a discount of 15% on their second year as part of our loyalty scheme.

How long does the CPD accreditation process take?

There are two options for our assessment process: SWIFT – For an additional CPD fee, you can have your full CPD Badge and documents within 14 days of full application submission. ROUTINE – From the day of full submission, it generally takes up to 30 working days for you to receive your accreditation which includes your CPD trustmark as a digital badge, PNG & JPEG and documents. This is dependent on the number of activities submitted. There is no additional CPD fee for the routine option.

Who can get CPD Accredited?

With accredited providers in over 40 countries, CPDSO has worked with hundreds of training providers, educational organisations and employers in numerous sectors throughout the years, including: