Continuing Professional Development

Ongoing learning is a critical part of being an effective director. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a requirement for IoD Members, Chartered Members, and Chartered Fellows. IoD ensures that members stay current by continuing to undertake training and development opportunities to improve their skills and board competencies. 

What is the CPD requirement?

Members, Chartered Members and Chartered Fellows require 60 points over a rolling three year period. New members have three years to accumulate their foundation 60 CPD points, starting from their join date.

An average of 20 CPD points are required per year and can be attained through any combination of:

  • professional development and branch events offered by the IoD
  • professional development by other organisations providing it relates to improving governance performance
  • other less formal activities, such as reading boardroom and making voluntary contributions to the development of the director profession such as participating in mentoring can also count.

IoD activities (Automatically recorded on your dashboard)

IoD events and courses are automatically recorded on your dashboard. Always remember to login when registering for branch events, courses, online modules or workshops.

 Other activities (self-assessed and self-recorded)

Members self-assess and record other activity, such as governance reading, and CPD activities undertaken through third parties that relate to the practice of directorship and governance to build core competencies contained within IoD’s New Zealand Director Competency Framework.

CPD activities undertaken through external providers attract similar points as similar activities offered by the IoD.


Your CPD dashboard

Visit your CPD dashboard to see how you’re tracking and to log points.