Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development is the means by which individuals in our regulated community maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills.  It is essential that legal practitioners sustain and enhance their knowledge and skills so that their clients, the legal profession and the wider public can be assured of their ongoing competency.  

CPD is necessary:

‘To maintain, improve and extend the skills and qualities necessary for the proper performance of professional and legal duties and compliance required by CILEX Regulation, to ensure confidence in the professionalism and competence of CILEX members.’

CPD Non-Compliance

Failure to submit your required CPD hours will result in a loss of any benefits attached to your membership status with effect from 1 January 2021.  For Chartered Legal Executives and Legal Accounts Fellows this means you will lose your designatory letters, your right to act as a Commissioner for Oaths and your right to exercise any other rights attached to your membership, such as rights of audience.

Chartered Legal Executives and Associate Prosecutors will not receive a Practising Certificate for 2021 if they have not met their 2019/20 CPD requirements, even where they have paid their subscriptions and submitted the prior conduct form.