Continuing Professional Development

Continuing professional development is the means by which Members of professional organisations improve and broaden their knowledge and skills, as well as develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives. 

We encourage Legal Secretaries and PAs to undertake professional development through our CPD programme.  The programme is designed to recognise the progression of Legal Secretaries and PAs in their careers and support those who accomplish this goal. Continuing professional development enhances the professional and personal skills of Legal Secretaries and PAs and, therefore, the quality of their work.

If you are currently working as a Legal Secretary or PA, you can take part in our Continuing Professional Development programme and receive a CPD Certificate. 

CPD can consist of many different areas, such as studying a course relevant to your career or attending any job-related training programmes, in-house or otherwise.  

Application Examples

Members can apply for a Continuing Professional Development Certificate by showing that they have undertaken CPD in the past year for a minimum period of 12 hours. CPD can consist of many different areas, and we have listed some examples of the type of continuing professional development that will qualify. 

  • Studying a course relevant to your career, by either attendance or distance learning
  • Writing an article for our Journal or for a law, secretarial or PA-related publication
  • Attending any job-related training programmes, in-house or otherwise
  • Self-study such as reading publications related to your profession or books relevant to your career and development
Download a CPD Application Form