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Since 2011, members self-certify their CPD compliance. Generally, all those applying for a practising certificate should declare their compliance on the practising certificate application form issued at renewal or on request. Members who have failed to comply or who seek exemption should supply details of their non-compliance or exempt status in the additional information box on the form.
Members should retain details of their attendance at courses in compliance for a minimum of two years to facilitate checking of self-certification.
For more information, please see (a) the CPD Requirements and Guidance document (b) the CPD Handbook (which incorporates Frequently Asked Questions). The minimum number of hours that solicitors require to undertake per annum is 20 hours.
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