Your CPD Requirements

What qualifies as CPD?

Different activities and methods will suit different learning styles and your learning objectives should ultimately drive your choice of activities. For example, do you need to remain competent in a certain area of forestry or arboriculture for the benefit of your clients or employer? Do you need to gain knowledge to move into a new area of business? Or keep abreast of new advances in technology to remain relevant?

CPD can take different forms, such as:

  • Professional work-based activities
  • Personal and informal learning
  • Courses, seminars and conferences
  • Voluntary or charity work

CPD Records

All practising Chartered Members are required to maintain a record of their learning activities. A simple way to do this is by using the online system in the ICF Members’ Area. This is quick and easy to use, but the Institute is happy to accept CPD records in other forms, provided they are submitted within the 3-year timeframe. All records will be monitored annually by the Professional & Educational Standards Committee.
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