Continuing Professional Development

6 May 2021

CPD is about learning new skills and keeping up-to-date to ensure that you are effective in your role. It's also a great way to demonstrate to current and future employers that you are active and engaged within the tax profession.

CPD is relevant throughout your career, whether you are new to tax or an experienced professional wanting to keep up with the latest policies and legislation.

To meet our yearly CPD requirement, you just need to keep a record of each of the learning and development activities that you undertake throughout the year; whether it was undertaken as part of a CPD plan, activities you've done on your own, or development linked directly to your professional duties.

Your CPD record can be used to prove to current and future employers that you are serious about updating your knowledge and skills.

CPD activities simply need to be relevant to your role. Here are a few examples of different CPD activities:

  • Attending ADIT or CIOT conferences, seminars, workshops, committee meetings, training or branch events, or similar events organised by other professional bodies, companies or tax authorities
  • Learning media, including podcasts and computer based training packages
  • Learning at work, including internal training meetings, coaching and mentoring
  • Technical discussions on client matters, new legislation and case law
  • Studying for a relevant further qualification
  • Developing and presenting relevant training material
  • Writing books, articles and reviews
  • Reading technical journals such as Tax Adviser
  • Researching the answer to a technical query
  • Reading material relevant to your role, such as anti-money laundering or data protection guidance
  • Reading professional standards material
  • Non tax technical subjects that are relevant to your role, such as practice management, 'soft skills' or IT skills

Further details can be found in the CIOT CPD regulations and guidance notes: