Minimum number of CPD hours
7.2 Advisers must complete at least 20 hours of acceptable professional development activities, including any mandatory activities, during each 12 month licensing period.
You are required to complete 20 hours of acceptable CPD activities for each year that you are licensed.
If you have not completed 20 hours of acceptable CPD you will not meet the required competency standards and may be refused a licence.
The guidelines in this Toolkit are designed to assist you so that you should be very clear on what acceptable CPD activities are. If you are unsure if an activity is acceptable, please contact the Authority for assistance. The Authority will take an educative approach to the new CPD requirements with advisers to assist you to understand what is required.
If you are taking a break from licensing, for example for illness or parental leave, you may surrender your licence and reapply within 12 months without completing any refresher training. You will not be required to complete CPD activities for any period you are unlicensed. (If you take a break from licensing for more than 12 months, you will be required to complete refresher training before reapplying for a licence.)
If you are taking a break but do not wish to surrender your licence, please contact the Authority to discuss your options.
Where exceptional circumstances arise and you are not able to complete your required CPD hours, please let us know and we will take this into account.