Under the national standards, there’s a requirement for full and associate members to undertake a minimum of 20 CPD points and one of each of technical, skills and ethics based sessions per year. FCVic allocates CPD points to every session in the training calendar, and allocates one or more key area that the session covers, i.e. technical, skills or ethics.
CPD points can be claimed for a variety of learning activities, including e-learning, face to face sessions, preparation of education sessions, research and so on. Allocation of points is explained in the National Standards for Membership and Accreditation. The CPD program provides various ways of meeting professional requirements, all of which are articulated in the FCVic calendar.
CPD requirements are the same for all financial counsellors, regardless of working hours. There is no pro-rata application.