The CPD System


If you would like to participate in the CPD Scheme, please email so she can provide you with access to the CPD area of this website.


The Security Institute is committed to raising standards within the security profession, and encourages everyone working in security to actively seek to develop their knowledge, competence and expertise. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an essential way to keep up-to-date with the latest issues and developments in the security arena, giving those who participate in the scheme a competitive edge over other practitioners and enhancing confidence and competence. It is a structured method of encouraging participants to achieve a minimum level of achievement over a set period of time and is the key to managing your career.

Taking a structured approach to your professional development will help you:

  • Keep pace with changes in the Security Sector
  • Achieve recognition
  • Identify your competencies
  • Become more employable
  • Motivate yourself to improve your skills
  • Achieve your goals and progress in your career

Types of Activity

The Security Institute understands the varied activities undertaken by its members, and therefore recognises a diverse range of activity. CPD Activity falls into three categories:

  • Self-Directed for individual learning and research; often non-structured
  • Structured learning, including member events, seminars, conferences, courses and qualifications, all of which can be provided by the Security Institute of other organisations
  • Other Contributions, such as committee work, presentations, papers, mentoring, often aimed at educating or supporting the development of others

The number of points required annually is 36 with at least 5 points in each of the three categories. Activity history is recorded on the dedicated CPD area of this website. All CPD Activity must directly relate to the development of security and/or management proficiency. It should expand and update knowledge in security and/or management, but should not include activity considered to be part of an everyday job. 

The CPD Scheme cycle runs from 1st January to 31st December each year for all scheme members (pro-rata for those joining the scheme part way through the year).

Chartered Security Professionals are required to undertake CPD on an annual basis, and will automatically be registered with the Institute's CPD Scheme once admitted to the Register.

From January 2014 it will be compulsory for all newly admitted Fellow's to undertake CPD on an annual basis.