All CII qualified members, whether based in the UK or outside the UK, are required to fulfil the following CPD requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 35 hours compulsory CPD within a 12 month period. At least 21 of these hours must be structured CPD.
  • 35 hours is the minimum required by the CII; in practice, the figure may exceed this as the actual requirement is determined by a professional's individual development needs throughout the year. 
  • For an activity to be eligible as CPD it must be a minimum of 30 minutes in duration (a batch of different activities of less than 30 minutes each undertaken to meet a specific learning outcome can be combined and recorded together).

If you are CII qualified and work in a regulated role in Ireland, you must also comply with the Central Bank of Ireland's CPD requirements as defined by the MCC; i.e. complete 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour per function fulfilled.

For more information regarding the 35 hours and for definitions of structured and unstructured CPD, visit the CII website - - and click on the link to their 'Guidance for CII members' document.

Remember you can use III Thinkpiece articles as part of your unstructured CPD; click here to learn more.

If you are a dual III and CII member, you can record your CPD through the iiiCPD Compliance tool or make a return to the CII directly.

All CPD recorded for your ACII/FCII designation must feature a reflective statement on your learning outcomes, as required by the CII.

Guidelines on how to record your CPD.