Requirements for the CPD year ending 31 March 2021


19 Feb 2021

All legal practitioners have a responsibility to ensure they comply with CPD requirements by earning a minimum number of CPD points, normally 10 across all four competency areas for a legal practitioner holding a practising certificate for the entire CPD period, of which at least 6 must be earned through approved interactive activities or a combination of interactive and publication activities.
 
For the CPD year ending 31 March 2021, the Board will not excuse practitioners from the requirement to complete at least 6 interactive points on the sole basis of COVID-19 restrictions.
 
It is of note that a significant number of CPD QA providers have held and continue to offer live webinars as interactive activities in lieu of or in addition to in-person activities.
 
If you have already completed at least 6 interactive CPD points, you can comply with your CPD requirements by undertaking non-interactive CPD activities (i.e. listening to or viewing pre-recorded audio/visual material).
 
If you have not held a practising certificate for the entire CPD period, you will have been advised of your CPD requirements at the time you were granted a local practising certificate.