CPD is essential to keep pace with the rapidly changing regulatory environment, international standards,
and technology in various sectors. While CPD alone does not guarantee high-quality professional service,
it plays a vital role in preserving the profession's standards and maintaining public confidence. Each
member is responsible for maintaining professional competence necessary to provide quality services.
This CPD directive is effective from February 10, 2011.
The CPD Committee of the Institute oversees and coordinates CPD activities for members in Pakistan
and abroad. Branch Councils assist in executing CPD activities.
The National Council in its 380th meeting held on 13th June, 2019 has decided to bring CPD policy of the Institute in line with International Accounting Education Standards Board's (IAESB) revised International Education Standards (IES) 7 - Continuing Professional Development.
Members of the Institute will be required to complete at least 120 hours (or equivalent learning units) of relevant CPD in each rolling three-year period, of which 60 hours (or equivalent learning units) would be verifiable; and at least a minimum of 20 hours (or equivalent learning units) of relevant professional development activity in each year.
The policy will be effective from 1st July, 2019.
The measurement of learning activities prescribed should be verifiable by documentary
support duly concurred by the CPD Committee.
For all members, non-compliance of this Directive will be reviewed by the CPD Committee
and if deemed appropriate the matter may be referred to the National Council.
CPD records are to be maintained by the CPD Section of the Institute as follows: