CITMA Paralegal CPD scheme

28th Oct 2021

Everything you need to know for submitting your eight hours’ CPD this year.

CITMA Paralegal CPD scheme

Our continuing professional development (CPD) scheme is designed to help you maintain your skills and knowledge so you can continue to be successful in your careers.

We dive into the details about the CITMA Paralegal CPD scheme to help you prepare to submit your eight hours.

Earning CPD

One of easiest way to earn CPD is by attending our events. We run a full programme of events, including ones designed specifically for you. 

Here are some of the ways you can earn CPD – please refer to the guidelines for a full list:

  • Attend a CPD event 
  • Speak at a CPD event
  • Participate in an “in-house” educational meeting or discussion
  • Prepare a lecture, seminar, article or law report 
  • Undertake personal study of relevant books, articles, law reports, conference papers or recordings (up to 50% of the CPD requirement can be completed this way)

Listed against all our events is the number of CPD hours you can earn for attending which acts as a useful guide for you. 

We’ve also written some guidance on how to earn CPD while working from home.

Earn CPD at home

Joined this year?

If you joined CITMA in 2021, you won't need to submit any CPD until 2022 - however we would still encourage you to be recording your CPD and skills learnt. 

Recording your CPD

There is no formal requirement for you to log all your CPD activities. However, we do encourage you to keep a log of your CPD so that when it is time to submit that you keep relevant information to demonstrate a commitment to your personal development.

To help you, please download the spreadsheet we have created for you

As the scheme is self-certification, it is up to you to determine if you believe an activity qualifies for CPD based on what you have learnt because of the activity you have undertaken.

Reporting your CPD

In November we will be contacting you to submit your CPD through our website which will only take a few minutes to complete.

We won’t ask everyone to provide evidence, but we will be doing a random selection of participants to provide further details of their CPD activity as part of our compliance monitoring. 

If you have any questions at any point, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Need more CPD?

No problem, there is still time for you to do so.

We are running events throughout November and December at which you will be able to earn CPD.

Click here to view our upcoming events and to register for an event today.

Not part of the scheme?

If you are not part of the scheme and would like to be please contact Darren: [email protected] who will be able to enrol you onto the scheme for 2022.