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Trading Standards professional qualifications (CPCF)

 The CTSI professional competency framework (CPCF) consists of three levels of qualifications to be achieved. 

  • Trading Standards Practitioner Certificate
  • Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma
  • Trading Standards Advanced Practitioner (degree Level)

Each level has various subject areas and assessments to be undertaken and successfully completed to achieve the award


Registration into the CPCF is necessary for candidates to enter for examinations and assessments 





CPCF Training Dates (September in preparation for May)

CPCF training taking place from September 2020 will be held online.

We are hoping revision days will be available at venues but will need to be confirmed in due course and the decision will be based on government guidelines and venue availability.

A link for the online training sessions will be sent from the training provider with joining instruction.

Bookings are to continue to be made via the online booking page.

Training Courses


CPCF Extensions Update

The QAB confirmed that students within Stage 2 of the CTSI professional competency framework (CPCF) will be granted a portfolio extension until April 2021.

Please see link below for more information: 



Stage 3 - Now available

All of the information regarding Stage 3 of the CTSI Professional Competency Framework has now been uploaded onto the CTSI website Qualifications Resources area and can now be accessed by anybody wishing to undertake the Stage 3 element of the CPCF.

Registration for Stage 3 is not yet open, an additional announcement will be provided once this is available on the online booking page.

Stage 3

Training Courses

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