2016 CPD Returns

2016 CPD Returns

The deadline for CPD Compliance is strictly 31 December. Below are some frequently asked questions that may help you understand what happens next.

How do I submit my annual CPD return?

To submit your annual CPD return, you must log in to iiiCPD Compliance, which can be accessed through the Member Area of this site. This document will give you more information on how to log in, record and submit your CPD. 

I submitted my 2016 return by 31 December. What am I required to do now?

If you have already submitted your 2016 return, no further action is required. 

What happens if I have completed my 2016 requirements, but have not yet submitted my return?

You have until 31 January 2017 to upload and submit CPD activities that were completed in the year 2016 only. You cannot complete CPD activities in 2017 to use as part of your 2016 CPD return.

I didn't meet my 2016 CPD requirement. What happens now?

If you didn't meet your CPD requirement, you are in a first fail scenario under Central Bank regulation. This means that to remain compliant you will need to make up your 2016 shortfall in 2017 along with your full 2017 requirement. If you have a second shortfall within a 5 year timeframe you will be deemed not compliant, as specified in the Central Bank of Ireland's MCC, to work in an accredited role.

When can I start logging my 2017 CPD hours?

You can log your 2017 CPD from early January via the iiiCPD Compliance system by logging in to the Member Area of this site.

How do I record CPD hours on iiiCPD Compliance?

You can find a step-by-step guide here.


If you have any queries or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our Member Services team on 01 645 6670 or memberservices@iii.ie