What is CPD Employer Accreditation?

What is CPD Employer Accreditation?

At The CPD Group, we want to recognise and accredit outstanding learning and development from all areas. This includes recognising employers who invest in their employees and encourage professional development within their company. 

This is why we have created our CPD Employer accreditation, to give recognition to those companies that go the extra mile to develop the skills and knowledge of their workforce and champion the learning and development of their employees!  


Why is CPD important for Employers? 

Every organisation should prioritise CPD, as it not only benefits your employees, but your business as a whole. On an individual level, it boosts the performance of your employees by expanding their professional knowledge and skills. It also helps employees to keep up to date with any changes or advances in your industry. 

On a wider level, having a team that is more knowledgeable and skilled is advantageous to your company overall, driving better results and a higher turnover! Participating in CPD activities as a team also fosters team building and develops a positive workplace culture where employees can see that their professional development is deemed important. Investing in CPD is also a vital component to employee retention, as you’re giving back to your employees by aiding their professional development.  


What is required to be a CPD Employer?  

CPD Employers can work in any profession and can range from small business to large corporations. All we ask for is a demonstration of your commitment to the learning and development of your employees. 

We use our A.C.C.R.E.D.I.T.E.D Employer Framework to fully assess your organisation. Our Framework examines all aspects of your business. For example, it assesses whether you advertise your CPD opportunities to prospective employees, whether you have a set budget in place for learning and development, who is responsible for CPD in your organisation and how regularly your staff engage in CPD. To learn more about our A.C.C.R.E.D.I.T.E.D. Employer Framework, take a look at the video below! 

What does a CPD Employer do?  

To get a better idea of whether your organisation qualifies as a CPD Employer, here are some examples of what a CPD Accredited Employer may do:  


  • Invest in regular training and development courses for their team, whether this be outsourced or internal  
  • Have a training plan in place that engages employees in learning and development throughout their career 
  • Actively promote the importance of CPD to their employees 
  • Enrol their employees in CPD events and seminars 
  • Have a budget set aside for Continuing Professional Development  
  • Provide new hires with a dedicated CPD induction training programme  


Why should your company become a CPD accredited Employer? 

Demonstrate your core values  

By getting accredited as a CPD Employer, you’re demonstrating to potential employees that you’re committed to upskilling your workforce and investing in your people.  

Remain competitive  

Remain competitive in your field, delivering a consistently professional and skilled service. 


Add credibility to your organisation by receiving recognition for your exemplary CPD practices. 

Build trust 

Professionals are constantly looking to develop their skills, and by getting accredited with us, you’re showcasing your commitment to your employee’s CPD. 


We hope this post has given you some more clarity of CPD Employer accreditation. If you want to learn more and start the accreditation process, get in touch with our dedicated team!