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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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Q&A's : Why CPD?

What is CPD?

  • Continuing professional development (CPD) is the means by which registered people (i.e. Journeyman, Tradesman and Certifying) maintain their knowledge and skills related to their trade. 
  • By maintaining and improving the competence of registered tradespeople, CPD is a valuable tool that assists the Board with their commitment to protect the health and safety of the public. 


Do I have to do CPD?

  • If you are a registered person (i.e. Journeyman, Tradesman or Certifying), completing CPD is a mandatory condition to relicense each year.


What will happen if I don't do the mandatory CPD training?

  • It is likely that a new licence will not be issued to you if you have not completed your annual CPD training.

CPD Handbooks

Download CPD handbooks from previous years below

Do you need to do your CPD to renew your licence this year?

I want to do my  CPD to get my licence for:

Please note: This online CPD course cannot be completed on your mobile phone.   

2020 CPD postponed

Both the roadshow events and the following online availability of CPD will resume again in 2021

In light of the growing public health concern and potential for community transmission of Covid-19, the Board has announced that its 44 nationwide CPD roadshow events will be postponed until 2021. 

While CPD is essential for all practitioners to maintain the knowledge and skills related to their trade,  the Board's ongoing commitment to safeguarding public health has prompted the suspension of this year’s training.

The decision not to proceed was made following a discussion with principal sponsor MICO and other CPD Roadshow representatives. This decision has not been made lightly. 

We all have a responsibility to our industry and to the greater community to do our part to minimise the risk associated with spreading the virus.

What this means is that when it comes time for you to relicense in April 2021 you will not have to prove CPD attendance.

Note: if you have already paid for your 2020 CPD contact Skills for a refund

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Enter your username (the 5 digit number on your licence card) and password. Click ‘Go’. If you can’t remember your password, click ‘Forgot My Password’ and follow those steps.  If you need further help let us know on 0800 743 262 or email

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