How the Process Works

How to get CPD accreditation

The CPD Standards Office offers affordable CPD accreditation and CPD coaching accreditation. We also organise lectures, seminars, and workshops on how to get your training CPD accredited. Online lessons and conferences on how to get accreditation are also available.

Step 1: Today

You will receive your welcome letter and digital badge as an official member of the CPD Standards Office International Community.

Step 2: 3 Days

You will be given access to over 25 guidance documents and numerous templates used by British and International certified training providers.

Step 3: After 6 Weeks

You can announce your British Certification status and begin issuing certificates to your learners.

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Additional Information on the process of accreditation


How to get CPD course accreditation

Consultations are made as to which training courses are suitable for Continuing Professional Development. This decision is made with informed research based on the career spread of the target population. CPD consultants and trainers deliberate on the structure of the training programme.

They decide on how it will be delivered, who will be expected to attend and what the key objectives of the training programme are. The course accreditation process is practical in nature. It has been developed continuously in recent years and is focused on providing world-class standards of structured CPD learning for delegates and attendees. Once these requirements are fulfilled, the next stage is how to get training CPD accredited.


How to get training CPD accredited

Having obtained accreditation as a CPD provider, training courses are submitted directly to the Assessment Team which starts the accreditation process. Training course materials are required for review – slides, notes, and handouts.

The CPD Assessments Team then evaluates the learning materials, reviews the structure, and provides advice to help in the development of CPD training courses. Other elements of learning, such as educational content, structure and learning objectives, are defined too.
CPD courses are rated against standards assessment criteria to ensure that they meet the requirements for accreditation as a course. Training courses should meet these necessary benchmarks for approval. If they don’t, the CPD Assessments team provides details based on course assessment.

The course accreditation process normally takes 6 weeks but may take longer depending on the size and duration of the training course. When this is over, you are now a certified CPD trainer.

THIRD STAGE (After 6 Weeks)

What happens after your training course is accredited?

Now, you are a certified CPD trainer, and your training course has been accredited. You are now eligible for a ‘CPD Certified’ certificate of achievement and authenticating symbol, which shows that your training course is compliant with industry standards, knowledge, regulations and guidelines.

This Certificate can be used on accredited training course material and other official CPD documents, as well as the ‘CPD Certified’ symbol.

Furthermore, a description of the accredited course is listed in the CPD Courses Catalogue, where information is given about the course in detail, subject to whether the course is available to the general public. This accredited course will be added to the specific Continuing Professional Development Member Directory profile, too.