Continuing professional development
Advisers must engage in 20 hours of relevant and acceptable continuing professional development (CPD) activities every year to assist them to maintain and develop their skills and knowledge as an immigration adviser.
Competency standard 7 of the Immigration Advisers Competency Standards sets out the following requirements for advisers in regard to CPD:
- 7.1 Advisers must maintain an acceptable continued professional development (CPD) plan and record for each 12 month licensing period. What must be included in an acceptable CPD plan and record is notified on the Immigration Advisers Authority’s website.
- 7.2 Advisers must complete at least 20 hours of acceptable professional development activities, including any mandatory activities, during each 12 month licensing period. Acceptable and mandatory professional development activities are those notified on the Immigration Advisers Authority’s website.
- 7.3 Advisers must retain, and produce upon request, their CPD plan and record for each licensing period that commenced after 26 November 2015, up to a maximum of 3 years.
Notifications and guidance
Notifications required under competency standard 7 are set out in the Continuing Propfessional Development toolkit. Advisers must read the toolkit in order to understand the requirements.
Below is a two-hour webinar from 2016 talking through the toolkit.