Every course bears a certificate which is issued to users who successfully pass the examination. Not all courses have examinations and, in that case, certificates of completion are issued when every page has been read.
Course certificates are issued electronically and can be downloaded. They are recorded in our system and are accessible to employers if a user is part of an employer's scheme. If an employee is not part of such a scheme, then employers do not have access to training records and/or certificates.
Course certificates are required to prove to both employers and regulators that relevant persons have achieved the required standard of training.
There is no charge for the issue of an electronic certificate.
Certificates are valid for one year after examination, even though a user's subscription to a course may have expired.
Our courses can count towards your CPE/CPD hours for many professional bodies. Each course has a CPD hours notice.
Some professional bodies, e.g. lawyers' and others, require that their members achieve a certain number of hours of Continuous Professional Development (or Education) every year. Usually, they do not require that the CPD be provided by an approved provider although some do.
We provide both a time estimate and a recommended CPD/E hours figure for our courses that we consider reach the level suitable for regulatory acceptance. Usually, that is Junior and above.
We are not part of any CPD/E approvals scheme. We operate globally and approvals schemes are almost invariably single jurisdiction. Some approvals schemes are single industry / profession within a single jurisdiction. We cannot be expected to join literally hundreds of approval schemes across industries and around the world.
You can check with your professional body if they will accept education from outside their approvals scheme for CPD: even those that have an approvals scheme often also allow hours for general reading and our courses are likely to be accepted under that head.
Note: where we are asked by a specific regulator or profession to develop a specific course for its members, that will usually be granted CPD/E status by the regulator or professional body.
Our CPD is portable because it is allocated to individual persons, not to their employer. This means that employers can accept a certificate from us as evidence that a hew hire - including a temporary member of staff - has received the appropriate training.
It also means that if your bank, etc. has an arrangement with a temp agency, the agency can be required to have all candidates trained using our scheme before being proposed for engagement.