CPD Exemptions

Key Points

  • Exemption applications must be in writing
  • Exemption applies to formal Qualifying hours only

Members may apply for a CPD exemption at any time. If you are seeking exemption from the CPD requirements you must make a written application, stating the grounds of your application and any special circumstances.

Exemption applies to formal Qualifying hours only, so technical reading must be maintained (to a maximum of 10 hours per year).

Examples of factors that justify an exemption include:

  • extended leave from professional duties (e.g. parental or sabbatical leave); or
  • a physical disability such that you are unable to engage in CPD activities, or that it would be unreasonable to require you to do so.

For more information see Regulation 7 in the Members’ Handbook.

Article last updated 29 January 2016