03 Apr

CPD and Covid-19

We fully appreciate that some of our regulated community may want to know how the current situation regarding COVID-19 might affect their CPD requirements. We hope the following information will provide some reassurance.


Course cancellations
What do I do if my planned CPD courses are cancelled?


Don’t panic! Our CPD Scheme is really flexible in terms of the types of activities you can use to meet your annual requirements. This has been the case for a number of years, as we recognise that face-to-face training is not always the best option for everyone in terms of their professional development. There are a variety of different activities you can use to satisfy your requirements, including:


  • E-Learning (webinars)
  • Legal research in your relevant area
  • Reading of relevant articles or journals i.e. the CILEx Journal, Law Gazette etc
  • Familiarising yourself with the CILEx Code of Conduct
  • Academic or professional study/revision


Please also see this free CPD Guidance resource issued by CILEx.


What do I do if I cannot satisfy my full requirements by 30 September 2020?


We appreciate that, especially in extenuating circumstances, not everyone can always achieve their full CPD requirement by the imposed deadline.

Requests for extensions should have been received by 31 August 2020. 


I think I might be exempt from completing CPD, how do I find out?


CILEx Regulation can offer members a CPD dispensation, waiving their full CPD requirement, where they have spent at least six months out of employment during the CPD year (1 October – 30 September).


If you think you may be eligible for a dispensation, please email us at cpd@cilexregulation.org.uk with the following details:


  • Your name
  • Your membership number
  • The dates of your absence from employment


We will then be able to assess your eligibility and, where applicable, apply a dispensation to your 2019/2020 CPD record.


Useful resources


CPD Tips for Success – 10 minute video

CPD Web page

CILEx – CPD Resources

CILEx CPD Guide.pdf – Continuing Professional Development. Helpful tips and advice


For further advice and guidance please contact: