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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All members of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) have an obligation under the Actuaries’ Code to maintain their competence: the Continuing Professional Development Scheme (the Scheme) sets out the framework which assists members in complying with this obligation

A new CPD Scheme was launched on 1 September 2020, which was tailor made for IFoA members. The new Scheme is a hybrid approach setting out an hours based requirement but with a focus on the outcomes of activities.

Read the Actuaries' Code

Who does the Scheme apply to?

The new Scheme applies to all IFoA members, except:

What are the requirements?

Members are required to carry out 15 hours of CPD Activities, including two hours of Professional Skills Training. Read more about the definitions in the Scheme here

Members must keep a record of these activities in the format of their choosing, to assist their reflective practice discussions. Read more about how you can record your activities here

Every year members should arrange and conduct a reflective practice discussion with an Appropriate Person, who is someone that understands your role, the nature of your work, and the outcomes of your CPD activities.

Some members will also be selected for an additional reflective practice discussion with a member of the IFoA Executive. Read more about reflective practice discussions here

When renewing membership in September, members will be asked to confirm their compliance with their CPD requirements from the previous CPD year.

Practising Certificate Holders

Members who are granted a Practising Certificate have an additional CPD requirment, as set out in the Practising Certificates Scheme.

The Frequently Asked Questions provides more information. 

Exemption and Non-Practising Status 

You can read more about Non-Practising Status here. The Absence from Work Policy details how 'Non-Practising Status' is available during periods of absence.

You can apply for Non-Practising status by completing this short online form.

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Contact Details

If you have any enquires about CPD, please contact the Membership Team

cpd_feedback@actuaries.org.uk

We aim to respond to all enquiries within two working days.

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