CPD Training

What is CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD is the process by which professionals maintain and develop their skills, knowledge and competence further in order to practice safely and effectively. All CLC Lawyers must comply by the following:

  • Manager – 12 hours CPD per year
  • Employed Licence Holder – 6 hours CPD per year

CLC Lawyers holding a conveyancing and probate licence must comply with the following:

  • Manager – 16 hours CPD per year
  • Employed Licence Holder – 8 hours CPD per year

CPD Record 1 November 2019 – 31 October 2020

All Licence Holders must keep an up to date record of their CPD training for the current and previous Licence year.

This must be supplied on request to the CLC.

Download and complete your CPD Training Record.

Preparing for Licence renewal 2020

Before we reach the annual licencing round, we are encouraging licence holders to think about how the various learning activities they have done could count towards their CPD hours.

Many Licence holders will have already obtained CPD hours by attending formal training events, seminars or paid-for webinars and online-training. There are lots of different ways that CPD hours can be counted. We are encouraging individuals and their employers to think about events in their day to day work that can contribute to CPD hours, such as, in-house training sessions, providing or received mentoring and coaching. In particular, do record any information sessions or workshops that your employer has hosted on a specific legal-related topic, such as AML.

Just remember, it’s important to keep a record of these types of CPD events, including the date, the duration and of course, the topic and how it contributed to your professional knowledge and skills.

You may want to be talking to your employers now to ask them to make sure they are helping you reflect on any past learning events that can be recorded towards you annual CPD hours. If they have a log of in-house events that have been delivered, be that topic-briefings, policy updates or in-house training on compliance issues, these can all be used to evidence your CPD.

If you have been furloughed, you are required to complete the relevant CPD hours for the type of licence you hold. This is because the CLC has broadened the ways in which you can complete your CPD to allow you to continue with your professional training.

While the CLC does expect you to fulfil your CPD requirements, we do not expect you to be having to do this just through commercially provided training.

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