CPD is a form of life-long learning for professionals. It helps conscientious practitioners to maintain and develop their knowledge, skills and expertise.
CPD is not mandatory for CIOL members, but strongly encouraged. It is however a mandatory requirement of Chartered Linguist registration.
Through a proactive, systematic and wide-ranging CPD regime, you can continually develop your professional self and practice. Here are just some of the benefits that this can bring:
To carry out CPD effectively you should:
Our approach is that any CPD activity is relevant as long as you can justify that it has a positive impact on your professional practice.
No, face-to-face training courses are just one of many different types of activity you can undertake in order to engage in CPD.
See 'What CPD activities are there?' below for examples.
CPD that is relevant to professional linguists can take many forms – see below for a non-exhaustive list. Remember that most of these can also be carried out in your other language(s):
Learn in greater depth about the practice of CPD with these two recommended books: