Continuing professional development


What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the lifelong process of learning and continuing personal development. It’s the means by which you can maintain and enhance your knowledge and skills to complement both your current role and your future career progression.

IRM qualified members – that is, anyone using the post-nominals IRMCert, GradIRM, SIRM, CMIRM or CFIRM - are expected to engage in 30 hours of CPD annually in order to maintain their professional designation.


What are the benefits?

A planned, structured approach to your own personal development will help you:

  • Learn new skills and keep up to date with the latest trends
  • Perform better in your current role
  • Gain a competitive edge and improve your future employment opportunities
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Enhance your professional reputation
  • Achieve tangible evidence of your commitment, competence and professionalism


IRM has a responsibility to ensure that members are engaging in satisfactory levels of CPD and conduct annual audits of a randomised sample of members’ activity. 

For more information, download the CPD Guide »