Login / Register/ Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133

Training & development

Only CTSI offers the full range of training and development, from entry level right up to the coveted and respected charted trading standards practitioner status (CTSP).

Whether you are new to the profession or if you are a head of service looking to develop your team, you'll find everything you need on these pages. 

Slide or click right for a quick introduction to CTSI's training and development offer

CTSI Professional Competency Framework (CPCF)

trading standards qualifications

Trading Standards Practitioners Certificate (TSPC)

stage one of the qualification framework

Trading Standards Practitioners Diploma (TSPD)

stage two of the qualification framework

Trading Standards Advanced Practitioner (Degree Level)

stage three of the qualification framework

Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)

To maintain competency and stay up to date

Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner (CTSP) status

The highest standard of professionalism and expertise


CPCF Qualification Review Consultation 2021

It is important that the CTSI qualifications offer adapts to meet the needs of its many stakeholders now and into the future and that the Institute has the appropriate mechanisms to deliver it in a sustainable way. In conducting this review and in making any reforms it is vitally important that we consult with the profession and stakeholders to seek a broad range of views and understand the priorities so we can build support for any changes needed and clearly demonstrate the rationale and evidence base these have been drawn from.

View the consultation document

Complete the feedback form


2021 Exam Cycle Announcement


We recently requested feedback from current CPCF candidates, regarding the forthcoming examination cycles and the appetite for opening the September 2021 exam cycle to a full cycle.

We are pleased to say that an agreement has been made for the following:

• May 2021 examinations will go ahead, with all examinations being sat at local authorities only

• September 2021 will become a full cycle

• Professional Interviews will be sat as virtual examinations

• Oral examinations will be sat as virtual examinations

Please see below link for the full announcement and more information

2021 Examination Update Announcement


CPCF Extension for 2021

The QAB have announced that further extensions have been granted to the stage 1 & 2 Portfolio and Coursework submission deadlines. An application can be completed via the stage info tabs.

For more information on this extension and how this will impact on your awards please see the full announcement on our announcement page:

Announcements & Updates

Follow us on twitter @ctsi_uk

© 2021 Chartered Trading Standards Institute. All rights reserved.

1 Sylvan Court Sylvan Way, Southfields Business Park, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6TH.
Company no. RC000879

Website by: