CII CPD Event Accreditation

Accreditation is a recognised industry quality kite mark for learning events ensuring that these are delivered to the highest possible standards and deliver tangible benefits to help members meet their professional development needs.

CPD event accreditation facilitates a best practice approach to local event delivery, this in turn:

Ensures clarity around the content and learning objectives of your events
Enables members to make informed decisions about the training they undertake
Provides evidence of your institute’s ability to deliver high quality training enhancing your institute’s reputation.

After each CPD event you should issue a feedback form via your websites content management system and, if you wish, a certificate of attendance.

In following these standards and policies your institute will ensure that:

Members can easily identify the potential value and relevance of the event.
The training is delivered to the highest possible standards.
The event provides tangible benefits to members, supporting their professional development and satisfying their CPD requirements.
Your events can be branded and marketed as CII CPD compliant.

Each year, as part of the local institute annual returns process, the Regional Membership Team conducts a CPD event accreditation audit. In 2022, the way we conduct this audit is changing.

From May 2022, 5 or 6 Local Institutes will be selected each year for a detailed audit of six months’ worth of their CPD event programme. The chosen institutes will need to provide the following evidence for all CPD events within a six-month period in the previous presidential year:

Speaker PowerPoint slides (including learning objectives at the start and end)
Collated feedback forms for CPD events
Marketing materials (including learning objectives)

Once the evidence for each institute has been reviewed a report will be compiled, and a meeting held between each institute and the RMT to discuss the findings. A redacted audit report will then be made available to all Local Institutes highlighting areas of best practice and areas for improvement (no information which could identify specific institutes will be published).

All other local institutes will need to submit the following evidence each year on Network Know-How:

Speaker slides from two events (including learning objectives at the start and end)
Collated feedback for the above two CPD events
A declaration confirming the CPD programme meets the CII standards.

Your regional membership manager will inform you of your institutes accreditation needs at the start of each year.

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