About the Research

We conducted a comprehensive study on the various approaches to CPD measurement that are used across a range of professions.

This research was carried out on behalf of  the  International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest.


What did we find?

We published a summary report that includes examples of good practice from 15 case studies. We also highlight output-based approaches to CPD. These findings, analysis and recommendations are a must-read for anyone managing CPD policies for a professional body.

Are you a member? Download the summary report from your Members Area for free, under the CPD heading!


"This report is the result of a wide-ranging international research project into continuing professional development across a number of professions, and it is intended to stimulate discussion and debate on the subject of measuring CPD.” 

Henry Saville
International Accounting Education Standards Board