Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


The purpose of continuing professional development (CPD) is to ensure that a professional remain up to date with the latest developments in corporate governance.  This is not only about maintaining your competence as CD(SA) or Cert.Dir.  but also about ensuring that you remain effective when fulfilling your roles and responsibilities as director.

CPD can be earned in the following 5 categories:


Both CD(SA) and Cert.Dir. are required to comply with the CPD requirements, as set out in the related Handbooks.

These requirements are to:

  • maintain membership as a fully paid up IoDSA member
  • ensure completion of a minimum of 30 CPD hours every year, reported to the IoDSA in the prescribed format no later than 31 March of the following year
  • subscribe to the CD(SA) or Cert.Dir. Code of Conduct respectively


 Download the latest IoDSA CPD policy 

Download the Annual CPD Declaration Form

How does the IoDSA help me comply with the CPD requirements?

The IoDSA presents a complete CPD programme each year.  By participating on each of these events, you will be in position to earn your CPD easily. 


CPD Programme 2019

Director Mentoring Circles

This is an interactive 2 hour session where CD(SA)s (the mentors) facilitated conversations with new and aspiring directors (Certified Directors or IoDSA members). 

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Register as mentor

Cert.Dir. / IoDSA member

Register as mentee

09:00 – 11:00

Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

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09:00 – 11:00

Thursday 21 Nov 2019

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2 CPD hours are awarded to both mentors and mentees who participate in the session. The IoDSA will record these hours on behalf of the participants.