Export Control Profession: CPD


In view of the current cancellation of all Export Controls training courses (see: Notice to exporters 2020/07: export control training courses cancelled)we will be reducing the number of Continuing Professional Development points that you will need to achieve this year from 100 to 60 (30 contemporary, 30 generic).

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Continuing professional development (CPD) is a commitment by members to continually update their skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent.

The Institute's CPD programme supports our mission “to enhance the international performance of the United Kingdom by setting and raising professional standards in International Trade Management practice”.

The CPD programme allows members of the Institute to maintain and develop their knowledge, skills and competence, systematically throughout their career within international trade. In addition to recognising the development of a member’s technical knowledge, our CPD programme takes into account the enhancement of the practical skills, which are required to operate effectively and professionally within the international trade arena.

If you are already enrolled in our CPD programme you can access your CPD record through the members' area (you need to be logged in first)

CPD Requirements

To gain your Continuing Professional Development certificate, you will need to secure a minimum of 100 CPD points per year, 50 from Contemporary Issues and 50 from Generic Issues - these are explained further below.

How to secure & record CPD points

You can secure CPD points through a wide range of activities associated with International Trade but there are some limits on the type of activity that you can earn credits towards your CPD. These are set out in the next tab.

You should record each activity in your online journal selecting whether it relates to contemporary or generic issues and enter the appropriate points for the activity. You should also upload documentary evidence to support your claim for CPD points – this should include a document that gives:

  • A brief description of the activity
  • Your intended learning outcomes
  • How you benefited from and / or applied the learning outcomes of your activity
  • Your personal comments or observations

You should also include any other documents which may help us to approve your claim.

Activity Types
Contemporary Issues
Generic Issues

Your CPD activity may involve developing your knowledge and skills in other fields (e.g. insurance, finance etc.) In order to claim the correct level of points towards your CPD from courses or International Trade Events that are not run by the IOE&IT or do not have any CPD points allocated please contact Export House for guidance on the number of points that you can claim as this will depend on the Level of the course or event that you have attended and can range from 7.5 points per day to 20 points per day.

To speak to an advisor:

Call +44 (0)1733 404400

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