A reminder to all members in categories 2-6 that the continual professional development (CPD) reporting year will end on 30 June 2019. All CPD activity for 2018/2019 must be completed by this date. CPD is defined by the IFoA as any learning activity that:
- Is relevant to your work or role and
- Addresses a personal development need.
Although traditional methods, such as attending a conference or contributing to a research group, are most readily identified with gaining CPD, any opportunity to learn something new or consolidate your learning on a topic that is relevant to your work or role can count towards your annual requirements.
It is not the content of the activity that is important, but what you gain from it. For example, recording four hours of CPD for a conference which offered you no learning benefit would certainly not be in line with the CPD Scheme’s requirements.
The CPD Scheme is not prescriptive: it is for you to determine what your learning requirements are and select activities that will develop your skills and knowledge in that area.
If you have any questions about your obligation under the 2018/2019 CPD scheme, please contact the Membership Team at [email protected]
Source: The Actuary