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Planning your CPD for 2019

Planning your CPD for 2019

All RICS professionals (that’s AssocRICS, MRICS and FRICS) must complete 20 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities between 1 January and 31 December 2019. How are you progressing this year?

Why is CPD so important?

CPD ensures that you keep pace with the levels of competency expected of RICS professionals in order to provide the best possible service to your to your customers, clients and wider community.

It’s also is a highly beneficial career tool if CPD is planned and managed in the right way. For example, it can be used to strengthen your business skills, broaden your professional capabilities and ensure you retain a relevant, in-demand skill set.

Formal v Informal CPD

Of the 20 hours you are expected to complete, at least 10 hours must be formal CPD. The remainder can be informal CPD

Formal CPD can be any form of structured learning that has clear learning objectives and outcomes, such as a professional course, conference or structured online training. It could also be learning that includes an assessment measure.

Informal CPD is any self-managed learning that is relevant or related to a member’s professional role. This could include activities such as private study, on-the-job training, attendance at informal seminars.

This decision tree will help you define your activities. 

Ways to gain your CPD

It's not too late to make a plan and get started. If you're looking for support, RICS offers a wide range of CPD options that will ensure you remain compliant and at the forefront of industry best practice. Equally, if career progression is your main aim, we can also help you to upskill technically, and develop management and leadership capability.


Full days with excellent networking opportunities



To attend before and after work



Learn online, on-demand or face-to-face


Knowledge Portal

Informal learning options available


RICS Guide to CPD: