Promoting public confidence in professional accountants is vital. In a highly-competitive marketplace, ACCA safeguards its reputation and that of its members by requiring that the highest professional and ethical standards are adhered to.
In order to ensure that members maintain their knowledge and skills, ACCA conducts reviews of members' CPD declarations, selecting a proportion of members annually. It is therefore possible that ACCA will contact you to confirm that you are undertaking CPD activity, irrespective of the CPD route that you follow.
ACCA will provide feedback to you on your CPD activities and, where necessary, will give you guidance and support to enable you to meet the requirement.
In cases where members do not cooperate with the review process (for example, by failing to respond to communications or submit CPD evidence), they may be removed from the register of members.
What happens during the review process for each route?
The review process will differ, depending on which CPD route you have followed. Essentially, the review team will be looking for robust evidence of your CPD activity and you should read through the ‘Guidance on keeping evidence for different routes’ section to ensure you keep appropriate records.
Additionally, members are asked to complete a CPD activities questionnaire. This will enable ACCA to confirm that the CPD requirement has been understood and will assist in the future development of products and services to support ongoing learning and development. If you used the online evidence record, ACCA will only access this with your prior permission.