You can apply for exemptions on your structured CPD if you meet one of the below criterias:
Exemptions from CPD Requirements
Members who are not gainfully employed, who do not intend at any time thereafter to seek nor accept gainful employment either temporarily or permanently and who have made a written application for transfer to the retired membership category which has been accepted, are exempt from mandatory CPD requirements.
Maternity Leave, Adoptive Leave and Career’s Leave
For the purposes of CPD only, the requirement of CPD hours shall in any year be reduced pro rata with the amount of statutory maternity leave, statutory adoptive leave or statutory career’s leave taken by a Member.
Each Career Break must be approved in advance by the Institute. Career Break status Members may opt to be exempted from the requirements for a total of two years. The application for exemption must be made in the first and/or second year of a career break period. Serious Illness A serious illness may prevent a member from meeting the requirements of mandatory CPD. In this case, the member should submit the CPD Return form, together with a letter of explanation (and appropriate medical documentation).
Members may require an exemption for a valid reason other than those set out above. If a Member seeks an exemption he should apply as soon as reasonably possible to the CPD Committee In Writing setting out the reasons that he seeks an exemption together with any appropriate documentation. The decision to grant or refuse the exemption shall be a matter solely at the discretion of the CPD Committee. All applications for exemptions must be made in writing and must be approved by the Institute. When a member’s status changes from any of the above exceptions, such that he or she no longer qualifies for exemption, the member is then required to meet the full CPD requirements of the Institute. Members should note that in the exceptional circumstances whereby an exemption or other exception is granted in relation to CPD returns, that such exemptions etc. should always be confirmed by the Institute, in writing, to the member. In the event of a subsequent dispute, the member will be required to produce such written confirmation, and in the absence of same, the CPD rules, as published will strictly apply
To apply for exemptions on your structured CPD, please complete this online form