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    CPD Centre users

    Please note that the Law Society's CPD Centre is now closed. The new Professional Development Centre will be available from week commencing 21 November.

    If you are already registered with the Law Society's CPD Centre and have undertaken any training through it in the last two years, your account will be migrated to the Professional Development Centre.

    We will contact you directly with information about when your account will be moved and what action you need to take in order to activate your new Professional Development Centre account.

    If you are registered with the Law Society's CPD Centre and have not used it in the last two years, your account will not be migrated. When the Professional Development Centre is available, please create a new account which is free to do. Your training record from the CPD Centre will be available upon request by email to pdc@lawsociety.org.uk.

    Accredited members

    If you are CQS, WIQS or Immigration and Asylum accredited and have used the CPD Centre in the last two years, any training that you have purchased through the CPD Centre will be available in your new Professional Development Centre account(s). If you require an extension to your re-accreditation deadline, please email us:

    FAQs

    Why has the URL for the Professional Development Centre changed?

    We are making necessary changes to the portal. As a result, you might notice that its URL is slightly different. This is intentional. These changes also mean that, if you have bookmarked the page, this may no longer work – it can be recreated when you next visit the website. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

    I have a CPD Centre account and have taken a course through it in the last two years. What will happen to my account?

    Your account will be migrated to the Professional Development Centre. We will send you details of when this will happen and how in advance of migration. All of your existing details from the CPD Centre (i.e. profile information and training history) will automatically be transferred over to the new portal. You will need to create a new password once you login for the first time, and you will be prompted to review and update your profile.

    I have a CPD Centre account and have not taken a course through it in the last two years. What will happen to my account?

    Your account will not be migrated to the Professional Development Centre. However, we will keep a record of your training history that you can request by contacting the Professional Development Centre team at pdc@lawsociety.org.uk.

    If you wish to use the Professional Development Centre you will need to set up a new account, which is free to do. From week commencing 21 November, visit the website at http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/professional-development-centre and follow the steps to register a new account.

    When will my CPD Centre account be moved to the Professional Development Centre?

    We will move CPD Centre accounts between Saturday 5 November and Sunday 20 November. Please note that during this time you will not be able to access either the CPD Centre or the Professional Development Centre.

    My CPD Centre account is being moved to the Professional Development Centre but I have partially completed training in my account. What will happen to it?

    Any partially completed training will be transferred to your new account but your progress will not be saved and you will need to resume it from the start.

    Can I record all of my training through the Professional Development Centre?

    Yes, you can record all training whether or not you have taken it through the Professional Development Centre or with the Law Society. The Professional Development Centre allows you to record the details of any external training you have completed, add notes or reflections on the training, and attach any materials or records from the training.

    Can my employer see my individual record?

    No, your employer cannot see your training unless you have specifically nominated someone called an 'organisational admin' within your account. This will be someone else in your organisation (who also has an account within the Professional Development Centre) whom you have authorised to purchase training on your behalf or assign training to you, and who will therefore have certain access to view your record.

    What is continuing competence?

    Read our guidance

    Can the SRA see my training record

    No, the SRA cannot see your training record unless you specifically choose to print or export a copy of your training plan from the Professional Development Centre and share it with them.