If you upgrade during the CPD year (1 October to 30 September), you will only be required to complete the Associate CPD requirements for that year. You will need to complete the Graduate CPD requirement from the start of the CPD year following your upgrade to Graduate.
You will be required to complete CPD in the normal way (in accordance with the Regulations), but you are not required to designate a specialist area.
You will be required to complete CPD in the normal way (in accordance with the Regulations), whether providing legal services or otherwise.
You are exempt from the requirement to complete any CPD training.
You will be required to complete CPD in the same way as members in full-time employment.
You will be required to complete CPD in the normal way (in accordance with the Regulations), using any methods available to UK members.
If you have undertaken an advocacy course and are seeking advocacy rights from that training, you are exempt from the CPD requirements.
If you are absent from employment for 6 months or more in a CPD year, whether in legal practice or otherwise, due to:
• Maternity and Paternity Leave
You are not required to undertake CPD during the CPD year in which the situation applies. You must write to CILEx to request dispensation from the CPD requirements, setting out the reason for the absence and the dates. If you are seeking dispensation due to ill health, you must attach supporting medical evidence to your letter.
You are expected to resume CPD on your return to work and where possible undertake a Return to Work scheme. You will be required to complete the full CPD requirement if you are absent from work for less than six months of the CPD year.
For more details, contact the CILEx Membership team on 01234 845777.
You may be exempt from part of the CPD requirements for a maximum of two years, but only on application to CILEx Regulation and having received that exemption in writing.
You may apply for an extension of time. You must submit your request by 31 August, in writing to CILEx Regulation (firstname.lastname@example.org), explaining the reasons why you could not meet the deadline and providing an action plan detailing how you will comply by the 31 December.