The CPD Standards Office

Our mission is to support everyone involved in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to make it better, easier and more affordable. We founded the CPD Standards Office as a result of a comprehensive research project into the quality of continuing CPD provision across the country. Our in-depth research surveyed over 1000 professionals, and interviewed a range of professional bodies and regulators. We found that the standards of CPD varied greatly and that too much of the training provided was of remarkably low quality. Delegates complained about a “lack of passion” and “courses pitched at a too simple level”. By providing independent accreditation, our mission is to improve the quality of continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure positive and successful CPD experiences. We also want to make it more affordable and easier to access. We help CPD providers ensure that they are deliver consistently high quality training that is inclusive and collaborative. Our marks of excellence for training and learning providers demonstrate to individual professionals that the learning activity conforms to CPD best practice and is appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record. We pioneer new ways of working into the CPD field, and have recently introduced a digital certificate service for our providers using Blockchain technology.

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29nov2:00 PM5:00 PMCPDSO MEMBER EVENT - Building a Busy Business for 20232:00 PM - 5:00 PM London, UK (GMT) 1 Great George Street SW1P 3AA