Declaration and exemptions

CPD Declaration

Each year you will be required to declare that you have completed you CPD requirement.

Declaration is easy – all you need to do is login to the Members’ Area and go to the CPD Declaration page under ‘My Account’. You will then be offered three options:

  • Completed CPD – you have completed 20 hours of CPD, or believe you are eligible for a part exemption of 10 hours.
  • Eligible for exemption – You believe you are eligible for a full exemption of 20 hours and understand that you will be asked to submit evidence if selected for the CPD audit.
  • Not met CPD requirement – You have not met your CPD requirement and understand that this is a requirement for retaining your teacher registration and you may be subject to sanctions.

Simply select the statement that most closely reflects your situation.

Please note you will not need to submit any evidence unless you are selected to take part in the CPD audit. We recommend that you keep supporting evidence for a minimum of two CPD years.


The CPD year runs from 1 September to 31 August each year. If you do not think you will be able to meet your requirement, you can self-declare an exemption.

If you declare yourself exempt and are selected for the audit, at no time will the CPD team ask to see medical evidence. We will simply ask that you confirm your medical exemption and state that your declaration is true.

For further information, please see our Guide to Exemptions.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact us at