Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

ILP offers you opportunities to develop your expertise through online masterclasses, professional development programs and events. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality learning and development options to gain valuable CPD points.

What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how you maintain, improve and broaden your knowledge, expertise and competence in your profession.  CPD Points shows employers, clients and colleagues that you are committed to upholding competency within your industry.

  • Demonstrate your professionalism

    By continuing your professional development you are showing your commitment to your career and ongoing learning.

  • Enhance your employability

    CPD strengthens your personal branding, professional profile, and is a key differentiator in your employability.

Credit Point System

What to Expect

ILP L&D Lounge
2 Points (total)

ILP 2 day conference20 Points (total)

ILP Masterclasses2 Points (total)

ILP Short Course (non-accredited)5 Points (total)

10893NAT Certificate IV in Learning Design and Facilitation

60 Points (total)

Attendance at ILP networking regional and national events

2 Points per event

ILP L&D week each session2 points
Relevant workshops, conferences and presentations 1 point per hour (not including breaks)
Participating in the ILP InSIGHTS Mentoring program4 points
Facilitating a workshop/seminar or delivering a presentation1 point per hour, only claim points once for the same workshop/seminar or presentation (maximum 15 points per year)
Reading professional journals or whitepapers 1 point per issue (maximum 4 points per year)
Articles published in ILP (one claim per article) 3 points (maximum of 12 points per year)
Articles published in other peer reviewed journals 2 points (maximum of 10 points per year) Cannot claim for multiple publishings
Contributions to professional books that are not self published
10 points if not claimed as part of previously published article

To fulfil the criteria required to maintain your certification, 30 points for ongoing professional development is needed per year. If you are unable to fulfil your maintenance requirements, due to reasonable circumstances, please contact ILP to discuss your case. If you have any queries in relation to your professional maintenance, please contact us to discuss them.

If you attend an event that is not covered on this document, please contact us to verify whether it is an accepted event and its point value. Please email your logbook to ILP. We highly advise that you keep a copy of your logbook for your own records.

How to Gain CPD Points

Sample Digital Badge

CPD can involve any relevant learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed. Generally, one CPD point is equal to one hour of active learning. That means you get one point for every hour you spend on an ILP learning activity.  For example, if you attend one of our Masterclasses you would earn 1 CPD Point or if you attended a full-day workshop (i.e. 9 am – 5 pm with an hour lunch break) you would gain 7 CPD points. You can earn CPD points from ILP events and programs as well as any active learning you do.

Here is how simple it is, by the 31st December each year:

Step 1.  Download the editable ILP CPD Activity Record and save to your computer.

Step 2.  Add any professional development activities to your record and save form.

Step 3.  Complete the ‘My Digital Badge‘ form; you will be asked to upload your CPD Activity Record

Step 4.  Once your CPD points are verified, ILP will issue you a digit badge showing your CPD total

Gaining CPD Points with ILP

We offer a range of professional development opportunities to help you reach your CPD requirements:

L&D Qualification

ILP offers the 10893NAT – Certificate IV in Learning Design and Facilitation for L&D Professionals who design and/or deliver non-accredited programs.


We have a suite of programs and certifications for L&D professionals at every stage of their career or level of experience through our L&D Academy.


ILP offers online and face-to-face events, including our popular fortnightly Masterclasses (free for Members).

Professional development by other industry bodies or training providers will be admissible, but Members will need to provide sufficient evidence of the external program for ILP approval.

Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding achieving your CPD points.

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