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Undertaking continuing professional development (CPD) helps ACCA members develop and maintain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's dynamic and demanding business environment.

To ensure our members deliver a consistently high performance, we have developed a leading-edge CPD policy. That fully meets the CPD Standard (IES 7) released by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), of which ACCA is a member.

Our policy has been designed to provide members with practical options and flexibility for achieving their CPD and offers four different CPD routes.

No matter which route is chosen, members are required to complete an annual CPD declaration by 1 January each year and need to keep a record of CPD that is consistent with the route followed.

Find out more about CPD and the different routes available.

The benefits of becoming an Approved Employer – professional development 

We recognise that many employers provide learning and development programmes for their staff.

If your organisation becomes an ACCA Approved Employer - professional development, ACCA members that you employ can achieve their CPD through your organisation's development programme and are not required to follow the unit CPD route. However, members are still required to complete an annual CPD declaration.

Find out how to become an Approved Employer - professional development.

Last updated: 18 Nov 2016