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Sources of CPD

There are many activities which can count as CPD.  We don’t prescribe the types of activity that count towards your CPD because you will be the best person to choose the right CPD activity for you. However, your CPD should help you to develop as a planner and to achieve the goals and objectives that you set in your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

The RTPI Core CPD Framework identifies the key professional skills and planning knowledge that you need as a planner. Look out for the Core CPD logo which shows that the training covers one or more of the framework topics.

You can now record your CPD online on your profile page - read our guidelines for more information.

Structured CPD

  • Attend national or local events
  • Complete e-learning modules in your own time on RTPI Learn
  • Enrol on a course at an accredited planning school
  • Undertake structured work based learning – secondment, work shadowing

Self Directed CPD

  • Read and review the latest RTPI policy and research publications
  • Subscribe to the Planning Theory and Practice journal
  • Read planning research papers, textbooks, or other professional organisation’s websites
  • Listen to relevant podcasts or talks
  • Attend examinations in public, public inquiries or community engagement events

Championing Planning

The CPD Practice Advice Note has more information and tips on what you need to do.

Look out for the RTPI Core CPD logo.  This logo is a quality assurance mark to demonstrate that the event or activity offers clear learning outcomes and covers one or more of the professional skills and planning knowledge from the RTPI Core CPD Framework.