If you are also a member of another professional accountancy body then ACCA's CPD programme is sufficiently flexible to allow you to choose to follow your other body's CPD programme instead of ACCA's CPD programme, as long as:
- you are a full member of that professional accountancy body
- your other member body is a member of IFAC
- your other member body's CPD policy is compliant with IFAC's International Education Standard (IES 7).
If you can answer 'yes' to these three statements, you are eligible to follow the IFAC body route, and, if doing so, can indicate this when making your annual CPD declaration to ACCA.
If you follow the IFAC body route, you should keep evidence of your membership with your other accountancy body and evidence of participation with their CPD requirements.