Continuing professional development (CPD) is how housing professionals maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives. Housing professionals who are accredited as a Certified Housing Professional are required to participate regularly in CPD that is related to their role within the housing sector.

Some examples of continuing professional development include:

  • Participating in industry-related focus groups 
  • In-house education sessions
  • Attending industry-related conferences, workshops and seminars 
  • Having an article published in a peer-reviewed industry-related journal
  • Postgraduate studies 

Activities that are normal work activities are not typically considered as CPD.  For example, attending an in-house meeting as part of your normal duties would not be considered CPD. The table below summarises the types of CPD activities that may be recorded by a member for the purposes of meeting the qualification and ongoing development requirements of an accredited Certified Housing Professional.

CHP CPD Points


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