About the CPD Standards Office

The CPD Standards Office was established to raise Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards by accrediting high-quality CPD provision. It is linked with universities and educational organisations, and works closely with professional bodies, institutes, and employers.


The CPD Standards Office criteria and processes are overseen by an independent advisory board of experts, drawn from academics, CPD professionals and employers. They implement the findings of the latest research into improving the standards and effectiveness of CPD.

What Does This Mean For You?

Accreditation by the CPD Standards Office provides a benchmark of quality that serves both professionals and providers, and helps to raise overall standards. The CPD standards office is the only body that seeks to accredit all forms of CPD activity, and whose authority derives from research and the oversight of an independent panel of experts. Its accreditation now covers more than 500 training providers in 22 countries.

As an accredited CPD provider The Merger Training Institute can provide certification of CPD hours or points that are required on an annual basis by the members of many professional bodies to maintain their professional status.


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