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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. 

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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


May 21 Exam Cycle Announcement


On Monday 4 January 2021 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has put in place a further lockdown for England and First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sergeant has also implemented a lockdown.  The other Nations are currently making final decision.


CTSI will keep up to date with government restrictions and if things allow, we will proceed with the May and June examinations as scheduled.


This is a fluid situation and CTSI will continue to monitor the safety of delivery within government restrictions for candidates and those involved in delivery.


We will provide announcements, as we are given them, to all candidates who the May 2021 exam cycle may impact.

Announcements & Updates


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


CPCF Exam Results Announcement

As per our timeframes, the exam papers will be sent to the examiners and then the moderators.

Once we have had these back and logged the data into our system, the papers will then go to the Qualifications and Awards Board (QAB) for ratification at the December board.

The ratification board will take place in December and then examination results will be emailed only, to delegates by the 14 December 2020. Award Certificates will be sent out February 2021.  


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