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CTSI is committed to empowering members of the profession, through Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD). CTSI wants you to maximise your learning and development opportunities and to achieve your full potential.

Your responsibility

As a professional you have a personal responsibility to maintain your competence. Therefore you are encouraged to participate in the Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) scheme. This also helps you fulfil your obligations under the Institute’s code of conduct.

The purpose

The CPPD scheme has three complementary purposes:

  • to enable you to develop your knowledge, skills and experience for your present role and any potential future roles
  • to demonstrate to your employer that you have planned, updated and maintained your knowledge, skills and experience in a structured manner
  • to provide a means for your employer to demonstrate that you are professionally competent. This information is recorded in a retrievable manner

We help our readers of the Journal of Trading Standards, by offering study modules to read and then answer a series of questions in exchange for CPPD via a downloadable certificate upon successful completion. These questions are available online and will be accessible up to a week before the next edition of the Journal is published.

CPPD course suggestions

CTSI would like to hear your ideas or requests for new and upcoming CPPD courses. If you feel we could cover something of interest please complete the form here.

Join the scheme

Our responsibility

CTSI invests resources in assisting you to meet your development commitments. The scheme is inclusive of all trading standards professionals. It is voluntary and is at no cost to you as a member.

Non members

Those who are not currently members of CTSI are invited to participate in the scheme (provided they fulfil the necessary requirements - see section 2 of the 2024 CPPD handbook). The annual cost for non-members is £126.50 (plus VAT).

CPPD registration

Candidates please note that all fields are required where relevant. Please note that if you are self employed then you should list yourself as your verifier. Internal verifiers are normally local authority line managers.

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