Institute of Continuing Professional Development

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The Institute of Continuing Professional Development (ICPD, or CPD Institute) is the main institute concerned with continuing professional development (CPD) in the United Kingdom.[1] It provides CPD qualifications.[2]

The institute has defined CPD to be:

"a process by which a professional person maintains the quality and relevance of professional services throughout his/her life."[3]

The ICPD is part of the Continuing Professional Development Foundation, an educational non-profit charitable trust that has provided CPD since 1981, based in London, England.[4] The institute has corporate affiliates.[5] A Fellow of the institute can use the post-nominal FInstCPD. In 2008, a new "Member" grade was launched.[6] A Member of the institute can use the post-nominal MInstCPD.

The CPD Institute cooperates with the Institution of Analysts and Programmers[7] and the Chartered Institute of Building[8] on professional development. The institute has a newsletter.[9] It also runs a group on LinkedIn.[10]

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  1. ^ The Institute of Continuing Professional Development, newlifenetwork.co.uk.
  2. ^ British Qualifications: A Complete Guide to Professional, Vocational and Academic Qualifications in the UK, Kogan Page, 36th edition, 2006, page 789. ISBN 978-0-7494-4484-6.
  3. ^ Auldeen Alsop, Continuing Professional Development: A Guide for Therapists, Wiley-Blackwell, 2000, page 2. ISBN 978-0-632-05007-9.
  4. ^ Continuing Professional Development Foundation.
  5. ^ Corporate Affiliates of The Institute of Continuing Professional Development, Edge NLP, UK, 4 September 2010.
  6. ^ CPD Institute launches new Member grade, Training Journal, 14 January 2008.
  7. ^ Institution of Analysts and Programmers, The Institute of Continuing Professional Development, UK.
  8. ^ CIOB joins forces with the Institute of Continuing Professional Development, Chartered Institute of Building, UK, 18 May 2006.
  9. ^ C. Staffell, Institute of Continuing Professional Development Newsletter, Issue 2, March 1999.
  10. ^ The Institute of Continuing Professional Development, LinkedIn.

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