What is a three-year rolling cycle?

The CPD requirement for the three-year cycle is 120 hours, of which 60 hours must be verifiable learning.  This cycle is comprised of the current reporting year and the last two years in which you did not receive an exemption.
The annual requirement is 20 hours of new CPD learning, 10 of which must be verifiable.  It is then up to you to determine how you meet the 120 hour requirement (including the four verifiable hours of ethics) in the three-year period. Some examples of how you could meet this requirement would be:

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
40 hrs 50 hrs 30 hrs      
  50 hrs 30 hrs 40 hrs    
    30 hrs 40 hrs 50 hrs  
      40 hrs 50 hrs 30 hrs (E)

(E) 4 hours of verifiable professional ethics is required by Dec 31, 2021.

If you received an exemption within the last three years, that year is excluded from your rolling total.

For example:

  • 2016 Comply (Year 1)
  • 2017 Comply (Year 2)
  • 2018 Exempt (Exclude)
  • 2019 Comply (Year 3)

In this case, you must include 2016 in your three-year rolling total as 2018 is excluded due to the exemption.

Despite the above-mentioned, any CPD learning activities you may have participated in during the exempt year (as per example above 2018), may be included towards meeting the three-year rolling requirement. For example, if you took courses while on maternity/paternal leave, those courses may count towards your 3-year rolling total, however you cannot use them as part of your annual total the following year.


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