CII CPD Event Accreditation

What is CPD Accreditation?

Accreditation is a recognised industry quality kite mark for CPD events, ensuring they are delivered to the highest possible standards and offer tangible benefits to help members meet their continuing professional development needs.

Institutes who hold CII CPD Accreditation are able to use the CII CPD logos on their event marketing.

Why is CPD Accreditation important?

Accreditation is important as it:

Ensures clarity around, and the quality of, the content 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 to your members
Enhances your institute’s reputation
Ensures your events can be branded and marketed as CII CPD compliant

What is required for a CPD event to meet accreditation standards?

To meet accreditation standards, all CPD events must have:

A reputable speaker with relevant experience and/or credentials
Relevant subject matter
A minimum of three learning objectives
Learning objectives clearly displayed at the beginning & end of presentations (PowerPoint slide templates for your institute are in the ‘Stationery’ section of ‘My LI’)
Learning objectives on all marketing materials
An event listing on your institute website
A post-event survey sent to all participants and a record kept of all responses (you can do this through the ‘Survey’ tool on each event page of your websites CMS)

What is reaccreditation, and why is it important?

To ensure accreditation standards are being met across the network, the Regional Membership Team (RMT) audits the Local Institute CPD programmes each year after 31 May. This is important as it:

Ensures members are receiving the highest quality training from their institute
Identifies areas of best practice which can be shared across the network
Highlights any areas requiring improvement

What does the annual CPD Accreditation audit involve?

From May 2022, 5 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 at least 3 learning objectives at the start and end)
Collated feedback for CPD events
Marketing materials (including at least 3 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.

Each year, a redacted audit report will 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 as part of the Annual Return:

Speaker slides from two events (including at least 3 learning objectives at the start and end)*
A declaration confirming the CPD programme meets the CII CPD standards

Your Regional Membership Manager will inform you of your institute's accreditation needs at the start of each year.

*If you do not use the survey tool on the CMS event page of your website, you will also need to upload the collated feedback forms for each of these events.

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