Who submits a declaration?

Every member* must submit an annual CPD declaration, no matter which CPD route you’re following. You must still submit a declaration even if you’ve been granted a waiver.

*The only exceptions are members on the lifetime members register and new members for their first year of membership.

Submission deadline

You must submit your declaration by 1 January of the following year. If you do not submit your declaration then your membership will be at risk.

How to complete your annual CPD declaration

You can complete your annual CPD declaration either:

  • by logging into myACCAor
  • on paper, by printing, completing and returning the form available in the 'Related downloads' section of this page.

Making your CPD declaration is easy. Simply confirm:

  • your CPD route
  • that you have/have not met the CPD requirement
  • if you're an engagement partner responsible for audits of financial statements;
  • that you’ve kept your professional ethics up to date.

I’ve not met the CPD requirement

If you’re having problems with your CPD, please let us know as soon as you can so we can help. You might be eligible for a different route or even a waiver, without realising it. You can use our CPD declaration help for tailored advice based on your situation.

You must still make a CPD declaration to confirm that you have not met the CPD requirement for the year.

We’ll then contact you about making up any CPD shortfall and ask you to submit a replacement declaration when you’ve fulfilled all your CPD requirements.