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CPD – get yourself ready for the end of the year

Catching up on CPD ahead of the end of year deadline? Here’s all you need to know to meet your CPD requirements and get ready for the end of the year.

1. Complete your hours 

We know this sounds obvious, but you need to have all your CPD hours done by the 31 December 2023. Even if you complete an eCPD module at 1am on 1 January 2024 this will count towards your 2024 hours.

To meet your annual CPD hour requirement you must also have completed at least one CPD hour in Ethics. 

Your CPD dashboard on IOB Learn will let you know what your requirements are.  

2. Do you need an event/course/training reviewed for CPD hours? 

If you have attended an event or completed a course that was not run by us, you might be able to get CPD hours for it. If this course was run by your employer, check to see if they have the code you need so that you can claim CPD hours for it. If they do not have the code, you can submit events to be accredited.   

  • To submit an application for event accreditation please click here.  

  • Applications must be made before or within three months of the date the event was held, or they will not be approved for CPD hours.  

  • For the month of December, we only review events held in December. 

 3. Have you paid your fees? 

To be fully compliant you need to have paid your IOB membership and designation fees for 2023. If your fees are outstanding, you can log in here to pay them. 

4. Can we reduce your hours? 

If you have been on sick leave for two or more months or if you have been on maternity leave, carers leave or parental leave, we can reduce your CPD hour requirement.  

Please complete the CPD hours adjustment form which you can download here and return with all supporting documentation. 

5. Have you remembered to record the Annual Update Manual

The Annual Update Manual could be worth up to 4 CPD hours for you and is available for download on the home page of IOB Learn.   

Once you have read the manual and got the code, go to your CPD dashboard on IOB Learn. You then scroll down to CPD Events, input the code and click 'Search'. The Annual Update Manual details will appear, and you can input the date and ‘any venue’.  

6. Submit your annual return 

Your CPD hours must be completed by 31st December, 2023 but you have until 31st January 2024 to submit your Annual Return. An Annual Return is a final declaration to let us know how many CPD hours you have completed in 2023. Making an annual return is a requirement which must be completed each year.    

  • If you hold more than one designation you will be required to make an annual return for each designation separately.  

  • You should make an annual return even if you have been unable to meet your total CPD hour requirement, letting us know how many hours you did.  

  • If you have already made a return and then complete more CPD hours you can submit a new return.    

Thank you for being part of our CPD community. We hope this helps but if you need to reach out to us, we are here to support you on your journey.