Faqs

How does an institute acquire event feedback?
Event feedback can be acquired by using the Template Tool available here, which can be tailored for your event, printed and handed out at your event for delegates to complete. Completed forms can be analysed on your behalf by the RMM support team and a summary provided for your records. Event feedback is essential to ensure you continue to provide relevant, quality events, and comply with your accreditation status.
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How does an institute promote its CPD events/programme?
CPD events can be promoted via the available communication platforms, in particular your e-flyer tool and website. Some institutes create a printed programme which lists CPD events for the coming term, which is distributed to members. You can also use your 'office reps' network if you operate such a system, and now many institutes have social media profiles which are ideal for communicating events and institute activities.
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How much CPD does my institute need to deliver?
Your institute must deliver local CPD events to your members. The amount, based on the size of your institute (in terms of members), is as follows: <1,000 members – minimum of 5 events or 7 hours. 1,001–1,500 members – minimum of 8 events or 14 hours. 1,501–2,000 members – minimum of 10 events or 16 hours. 2,001 + members – minimum of 12 events or 20 hours. You should make every effort to provide a balance of technical, soft skills, market knowledge and revision events.
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What national/central support is available to help institutes?
The CPD National Programme is a programme of CII–sourced CPD events covering a wide range of technical, regulatory, business and soft skills topics for both CII and PFS members. Sourced by the RMM team, these events are developed and delivered by experienced market practitioners. Online audio CPD presentations are an ongoing programme of narrated presentations created and hosted on your local website and promoted to your members by the RMM team. The Speaker List is an online directory of free and paid-for speakers across a variety of topics and disciplines and can be accessed here. It provides contact details for speakers and presenters who can add to your local offering.
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How do institutes create attendance certificates?
Attendance certificates can be created by using the Template Tool available here. You can tailor them with local institute branding and to your event's specifics. You also personalise each certificate for the individual delegate, or keep generic for the event. Certificates can be printed and presented at your event or e-mailed following the event.
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What is the CPD scheme?
The CII’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme ensures that CII/PFS members keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date and, in turn, remain competent to perform their job. All CII qualified members will need to complete a minimum of 35 hours’ compulsory CPD in a 12 month period, of which at least 21 hours must be structured CPD. It is important to note that this CPD requirement is not generally an additional requirement to development activity ordinarily undertaken in the course of an individual’s employment, but incorporates this.
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What is CPD event accreditation?
The CII accreditation scheme assists local institutes in delivering a quality CPD programme to members. In achieving external validation of the training your institute delivers, you are required to benchmark this against industry standards for the creation and delivery of CPD. By highlighting and reinforcing best practice, it helps ensure that you are delivering relevant, high-quality events that meet the needs of your members. Whilst accreditation is not a requirement for activity to be eligible under the CII CPD scheme, members typically expect that training delivered by local institutes will be to CII CPD standards.
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