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CPD approval FAQs

What documents are mandatory for an application for CPD approval?

Signed DOI (all pages), speaker bios, programme with timings

How can I check the progress of my application?

To check the progress of your application please login to your provider account. To check the status of your application, please click on the activities submitted tab and view the column titled ‘status’.

Can I apply for CPD accreditation after an event has taken place?

We strongly recommend applications are submitted at least two months in advance of the event date. We will not consider approving events when the application is received more than six weeks after the event has taken place. From 31 March 2024, applications for approval submitted after a CPD event has taken place will no longer be accepted.

What happens if I need to change or cancel my application?

If you need to change or cancel your application, please contact the team as soon as possible at with the details of your application. 

How long does the CPD approval process take?

The review process can take up to 8 weeks and does not commence until the date of payment. For this reason we recommend submitting your application at least two months prior to your event date. Please note that some distance learning, e-learning and e-platform applications can take up to 12 weeks depending on the size of the application and should be applied for earlier than other application types. 

Can I get a VAT receipt?

If you require a VAT receipt please email the team at with your application details so they can provide this for you.

How do I access the invoice for an application I have made?

Please note that invoices are provided via a self-generated system. A copy of your invoice can be found on your provider account through the tabs where you can see the application status. There is a document icon that will allow you to access the invoice.

How much will my application cost?

The fees for your application will depend on your organisation and application type. Please refer to our fees document for further information.

How do I calculate the credits for my event application?

The Federation provides 1 credit for each hour of CPD provided with the maximum number of credits being 8 per day. Registration, refreshment breaks, and time spent in the commercial exhibition or meeting commercial representatives cannot be included. Business meetings within an event would not usually be counted. We do not at present provide half credits, therefore the number of hours for credit purposes is rounded to the nearest number of whole hours. 

How do I reset the password on my CPD provider account?

There is a link to reset your password below the login section of the CPD provider portal. Please note that the email link will be sent to whichever email is currently registered against your account. If you do not receive the email link, please contact the CPD team for assistance a

How can I register for a CPD provider account?

To submit an application for CPD approval you will first need to be registered as a CPD provider in our system. To register, please complete a CPD provider application form and email this to Further information can be found on our website.