How to apply for a CPD waiver
We realise that it isn’t always possible to meet your CPD requirement, so in exceptional circumstances we may grant a waiver.
Waivers are considered if you have been off work for at least one month.
Waivers for long-term and/or serious illness, onerous caring duties for a close family member, maternity or paternity leave, unemployment or career breaks are granted pro rata to the length of absence.
If you have onerous caring duties, we may grant a waiver of seven verifiable units regardless of whether or not you’ve had an extended absence from work.
You can apply for a waiver in any of the following ways:
In each case, please tell us why you’re applying for a waiver and list the dates you were absent from work.
Please also ensure that you keep a record of the supporting documentary evidence for three years, just in case it’s needed.
Please complete your annual CPD declaration as usual, even if you’re applying for a waiver. Only members on our retired register are exempt from undertaking CPD and making a declaration.
You can also apply for a waiver for a previous year, which may help to reduce any CPD shortfall you’re trying to make up.