FAQs about continuing professional development (CPD)

Training for Tomorrow: A new approach to continuing competence

The SRA announced on 21 May 2014 a new approach to ensure solicitors remain competent throughout their working lives while removing the necessity for them to complete a compulsory 16 hours of training per year. Solicitors can choose to move to our new approach to ensuring ongoing competence from 1 April 2015, and it will be fully introduced for all solicitors on 1 November 2016. A toolkit is available to support solicitors and their employers in moving the new approach.

Training for Tomorrow: Q&A on continuing competence consultation outcomes

Training for Tomorrow: Q&A for authorised CPD providers

More about the planned changes to CPD

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