About CPD Certification Service

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the world's leading and largest independent CPD accreditation institution operating across all industry sectors. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice, and recognised CPD accreditation for the continuing professional development obligations and policies of professional bodies and academic institutes.

Continuing Professional Development is a commitment to ongoing lifelong learning. CPD encourages looking forward and identifying opportunities to learn something new, refresh existing knowledge, improve skills, or simply keep up-to-date with the latest developments within a particular profession or industry.

In practice, CPD can mean everything from taking a training course or attending an educational event, to studying for new qualifications or learning new aspects of a job.

Continuing Professional Development enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive. It involves an individual documenting and keeping a record of the increasing skills, knowledge and experience they gain throughout their career.

CPD combines different methodologies to learning, which includes training courses, seminars, workshops, conferences and events, webinars and online eLearning programs. CPD can also include sharing best practice techniques, thoughts and ideas, all focused towards an individual improving within the work environment.

CPD certification is suitable for all organisations, ranging from small consultancy firms to large training providers, multi-national corporations, conference and event organisers, universities, further education colleges, local authorities, councils, and Government departments.

Organisations that are looking to become CPD certified are able to display their commitment to Continuing Professional Development through membership with the CPD Certification Service. Tens of thousands of training courses, events, e-learning programs, conferences, workshops, and seminars have been formally CPD certified by us, adding significant value every year for both professional audiences and training providers alike.