26 September 2017

Webinar: CPD 2017 - Preparing for a new regime

On 10 November we ran a webinar to help barristers prepare for the new CPD regime for to be implemented on 1 January 2017.

The webinar was designed to give barristers a head start with regard to their CPD planning for 2017. The session was hosted by:

  • Dr Vanessa Davies, Director General;
  • Oliver Hanmer, Director of Regulatory Assurance;
  • Bernard MacGregor, Senior Supervision and Authorisation Officer; and
  • Dr Victoria Stec, Heading of Training Supervision.

This webinar gave barristers the chance to ask any questions they had about the new CPD regime.

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How is CPD changing?

  • You will no longer have to complete a minimum number of hours;
  • You now have individual responsibility for what training you require;
  • There is no longer a requirement to complete accredited hours;
  • You have increased flexibility in the types of CPD activities that you can complete;
  • We will assess whether you have planned and completed your CPD in a structured way;
  • Assessments of current CPD compliance will be made by taking into account your CPD activity in previous years; and
  • The role of our supervision team in setting Corrective Action for non-compliance has been formalised. This means that the focus on the regulation of CPD will not be on disciplinary action but on ensuring that you comply with the CPD requirements.

You can find out more about the new CPD regime by visiting our website.