CPD points

There are two streams in CIPR CPD:

  • Stream 1: Developing yourself
  • Stream 2: Supporting others

You need to log 60 points by 28 February each year. Exactly how you log your points across the two streams depends on where you are on your CPD journey.

CPD tip: keep an eye on your CPD Dashboard – this will tell you how many points you need to log in each stream and track your progress to date.

Points and streams

  • Starting out
    You must log 40 points in Stream 1 (at least 5 of these must be in the CIPR Ethics). The remaining points can be logged flexibly in either or both streams.
  • Accredited Practitioner
    You must log 20 points in Stream 1 (at least 5 of these must be in CIPR Ethics). The remaining points can be logged flexibly in either or both streams.
  • Chartered Practitioner
    You must log at least 5 points in CIPR Ethics. The remaining points can be logged in either or both streams.

What's it worth?

As a broad rule of thumb you'll get 10 points for each day of development activity you do, while shorter activities (half a day or less) are worth 5 points. For more details, take a look at our CPD points and evidence table (PDF format, opens in a new window). Of course, all the activities have to be relevant to your professional development.

CPD tip: You can log a maximum of 20 points each for Reading Short Publications and Networking (each short publication or networking event is worth 5 points).

60 points

  • Studying for a qualification (for each year of study)

20 points

  • Spending at least 14 hours on a significant and relevant research or learning project
  • Sitting on a CIPR or other relevant committee with at least 14 hours of contribution
  • Spending at least 14 hours using your PR or business skills in a voluntary role
  • Taking part in the CIPR (or other relevant) Mentoring programme with at least 14 hours of participation

10 points

  • Reading a relevant book
  • Attending a 1-day training session

5 points

  • Attending a networking session (up to a maximum of 20 points)
  • Taking part in a coaching or mentoring session
  • Reading a short publication (up to a maximum of 20 points)
  • Completing a webinar or e-learning session