What Is Continuing Professional Development? | FAQs

CAREER ADVICE   |   2 minutes  |   November 30, 2016

If you’re a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, you would be familiar with the term Continuing Professional Development, or CPD. Online education is often a great tool for people to earn CPD points – on a formal or informal level.

In this short video, Chief of Education at GetSmarter, Amy Johnson briefly describes how CPD can impact your career and development.

Whether you’re mandated to go through continuing professional development, or you just use the term to define your professional development, one of the best ways to gain CPD points is to do online short courses.

Interested in studying online and furthering your own professional development?



Continuing professional development, otherwise known as CPD, is the formal documentation of your learning. In professions like your doctors, your lawyers, your accountants – they’re actually mandated to go through continual professional development. But, the term can be used more loosely to define your own professional development that you decide to pursue and document with or without your company.