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How to record CPD

The Continuing Professional Development Scheme is effective from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 for all categories except Category 1

How do I access my CPD record?

To access your CPD record, simply sign in to the website using your username (which is your ARN) and your password.  Click on the "My account" section at the top right hand side of the page, then scroll down until you see the CPD button.  Click here and it will take you through to record your CPD.

How do I record my CPD activities?

The record will ask you to classify each CPD activity recorded as either:

  • an “external event”, or
  • “other learning activity”.

If the activity is an “external event” you will be asked to further describe the activity by making a selection from the following options:

  • IFoA event
  • own organisation’s event
  • digital or online learning, or 
  • other external event.

If the activity is “another learning activity” you will be asked to make a selection from the following options:

  • digital or online learning
  • own organisation’s event
  • private study (NB this option will not be available to Category 1 members), or
  • other activity.

You will then be asked to confirm a description of the activity and the date on which it was completed.

You should then record the number of hours of technical and/or professional learning completed. If you enter any time in the professional hours field, you will be asked to confirm whether the activity counts towards your Stage 3 Professional Skills Training requirements or whether it was simply other professional learning.

I have recently attended a two-day conference relevant to my area of work. How many CPD entries must I complete for this activity?

You are only required to complete one CPD entry for each single learning activity even where that activity spans a number of days, such as a conference or training course.

It is open to you to list the individual sessions or components of a conference or training course if you would like to record a separate learning outcome for each one.

Can I design my own CPD record form or use one from another professional body?

No, members who are required to record their CPD must do so using the online recording system within the members’ area of the website. This is because we use our online system to monitor records efficiently.

Do I have to record my CPD activities online?

Yes, you should record your CPD activity in your online record.  You should also retain evidence of those activities for two years so that you are able to provide evidence to the IFoA if you are selected for monitoring.

Can I add my hours after the CPD year ends? 

Category 1 members must have all their CPD activities recorded in their online record by the date they make their initial application or a renewal application for a practising certificate.

The CPD year for all other members runs from 1 July to 30 June. Those members’ CPD records remain open for recording activities for one month following the end of the CPD year, until 31 July. The online system then closes on 31 July and members are not able to add or amend any activities recorded for the previous CPD year. 

Members in Category 1 whose CPD records are not compliant as at the end of their CPD year will not be able to renew their practising certificates.

Members in all other categories whose CPD records are not compliant as at the end of their CPD year on 30 June will be offered an extension to 30 September to update their CPD records upon making payment of an administration fee. Members must then send details of the relevant activities to the Membership Team at  for inclusion within their CPD records. If a member is unable to provide details of qualifying CPD activities they may be referred under the Disciplinary Scheme for failing to comply with the requirements of the CPD Scheme.

In certain circumstances, you may be offered the opportunity to make payment of a charge and have the fact of your default recorded in both the IFoA’s Register of Non-compliers and the Actuarial Directory. This option is only open to members who have not defaulted on the terms of the CPD Scheme in the last ten years.

Can I count Lifelong Learning towards my CPD requirements?

When the learning is relevant to your work or role and addresses a personal development need, this can also be used to meet your CPD requirements.

Lifelong learning can be described as a member’s individual search for ways in which to enhance their personal learning and development. This can be undertaken via a variety of methods to suit different working styles and interests.

Contact Details

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

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

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  • Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    This free 1 hour CPD webinar is designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020 and is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive.

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    Modelling the structure and trends of cancer morbidity risk is important for pricing and reserving in related health insurance fields such as critical illness insurance and care provision. We model the dynamics of cancer incidence over time in different regions in England, using 1981-2016 ONS data. The modelling allows estimation of cancer rates at various age, year, gender and region levels, following a Bayesian setting to account for statistical uncertainty. Our analysis indicates significant regional variation in cancer incidence rates. 

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    In this talk we will outline the steps Aviva took in pulling together our first large-scale disclosures on the exposure of our business to climate change published in March 2019; in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. After touching on why insurers have such an important role in climate change, we'll cover a brief “how-to” guide for those who have not yet embarked on thinking about these topics before giving a case study of how the learnings from a TCFD disclosure exercise can be applied to investment portfolios.

  • Spaces available

    Part of the Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020 webinar series

    The insurance industry currently underwrites customers with diabetes based on a range of factors, medical expertise and various medical studies. The work undertaken by the Diabetes Working Party would help the industry to approach this using current research findings to update and enhance how potential risk from diabetes is considered. This includes the need to understand the underwriting implications as treatments improve, and potentially to develop new products that are tailored to those with diabetes. This webinar will present our latest findings in the management of this important chronic condition which will include research in collaboration with the ARC. 

  • Fully booked.

    This event is now fully booked. To join the wait list, please register here.

    Get ready for the new CPD Scheme launching on 1 September. Join us for a discussion on what the new Scheme will look like in practice. There will be an opportunity to field questions to the IFoA Executive on how the Scheme’s requirements will affect you.

  • Asia Conference Webinar Series

    1 September 2020 - 24 September 2020

    Spaces available

    There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia.  The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.

    This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover,ask questions and be at the forefront of current and developing actuarial/financial topics and trends in Asia.


  • Spaces available

    In this webinar we will provide an insight into enterprise-wide risk management in banking, showing similarities to the world of insurance as well as identifying differences. Just as insurance companies have to submit an ORSA, so bank’s have to submit their own equivalent, the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process or ICAAP.

  • Spaces available

    This free 90 minute webinar is designed to support the IFoA CPD Co-ordinators, and others, involved in supporting our members to achieve their CPD requirements. 

    The programme will include an overview of the new CPD Scheme; specifically sharing with you key messages to support you implement and embrace the new CPD Scheme for our members within your organisation and regional community; how to arrange a reflective practice discussion; and an interactive reflective practice discussion learning exercise.  In addition, delegates will gain information about accessing, and making the most of the IFoA event Toolkits which you can make use of to run your own in-house events and events for regional communities.