Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the lifelong process of learning and continuing personal development. It’s the means by which you can maintain and enhance your knowledge and skills to complement both your current role and your future career progression.

IRM members are responsible for deciding themselves what and how much CPD activity to undertake in any year. You will need to plan, co-ordinate and evidence that you are working to continually improve your professional competence.

What's in it for you?

A planned, structured approach to your own personal development will help you:

  • Learn new skills and keep up to date with the latest trends
  • Perform better in your current role
  • Gain a competitive edge and improve your future employment opportunities
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Enhance your professional reputation
  • Achieve tangible evidence of your commitment, competence and professionalism

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Working towards Certification

Become a Certified Member (CMIRM) and join an elite community committed to maintaining the very highest standards in risk management.

Use the Certified Risk Professional title and the designatory letters CMIRM to show others that you are an up-to-date, experienced and qualified risk professional. You can achieve Certified Member status through a combination of knowledge, experience and Continuing Professional Development. If you currently hold the MIRM designation you can work towards Certified Member status.

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Further Information

Types of CPD

Keeping records

Using the professional standards


Document links

Professional Development Action Plan

Personal Development Record

Continuing professional development: Guidance for members

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