An online CPD platform enabling advisers to log their points has been launched by the Institute of Financial Planning (IFP).
The tool, free for members, allows users to record CPD-qualified events they have attended and document their own activities, such as reading a relevant publication.
IFP chief executive Nick Cann says the tool, which is currently being rolled-out to members, will help advisers feel confident about their CPD progress as measures to improve professionalism in the industry are introduced.
Cann also says the IFP is working to white-label the system for firms to use internally.
Users can sign up to relevant CPD events on the system, such as those run by the IFP, sponsors or third party training providers. They can then review the event and log the number of CPD points they have acquired.
The IFP has been accredited to provide CPD and does so in the following areas:
- Professional Standards and Compliance including Ethics
- Technical Knowledge
- Personal Development
- Practice Management
CPD - continuing professional development - is the means by which advisers maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills.
The tool is available here.
Professional Adviser has linked with the IFP to allow advisers reading the publication to accrue CPD points.
In a nutshell, reading Professional Adviser magazine (see below how to subscribe for free) for an hour provides advisers with one CPD point.
Professional Adviser is a weekly magazine, out on Thursdays, aimed at UK financial advisers. Subscription is free. To get your copy and start accruing CPD points, email [email protected]
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