18 April 2014

Information about the CPD Review

A CPD Steering Group was commissioned in 2011 to review the Bar's CPD scheme on behalf of the Bar Standards Board. The CPD Steering Group concluded its work in 2013, after it reported to the Board with its final recommendations for improvement. An outline proposal for a new CPD system, which focuses on the outcomes of CPD, was approved by the Board at its July 2013 meeting.

Further work is now underway to develop a robust CPD system with which the profession can engage. A full proposal is expected to be presented to the Board in March/April 2014. The profession, and all other key stakeholders, will be consulted with during the coming months. It is planned that a new CPD regime will be piloted in calendar year 2015, with a view to full implementation in January 2016.