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Maturity Model Guidance Series: Continuing Professional Development

August 2016

The Maturity Model Guidance Series is produced to support the Maturity Model for the Development of Professional Accountancy Organisations. The series is supported by the Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee (PAODC) of CAPA, which is focused on the development of strong and sustainable professional accountancy organisations through the identification, development and sharing of relevant knowledge, tools and guidance.


CPD Systems Guide

This CPD Systems Guide is a companion guide to the online CPD Systems Toolkit. It is designed for any organisation looking to implement a robust system for continuing professional development (CPD) and provides the "why", "what" and "how" of CPD. Access to the online toolkit is provided below.

This guide received endorsement by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Watch this video for a brief introduction about the CPD guide.

Download: The Maturity Model in Action: Continuing Professional Development | PDF | 32 pages


CPD Systems Toolkit

The CPD Systems Toolkit is an online application focused on the design and implementation of effective CPD systems. The toolkit was developed to allow professional accountancy organisations to assess and improve their CPD-related approaches and activities.

Access: CPD Online Toolkit | Application

A username and password is required to access the online toolkit. Kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat to obtain a username and password.

For an overview of the online toolkit and how to use the application, refer to the CPD Systems Guide above and training video below.


CPD Online Toolkit Training Video

This training video provides comprehensive instruction on how to use the CPD Online Toolkit. The trainer takes users through a step-by-step approach and demonstrates how to complete each of the modules in the toolkit.

Access: CPD Online Toolkit Training Video | MP4 video

CPD Systems Toolkit Training Video from CAPA Ltd. on Vimeo.


Note: The CPD Systems Guide, Online Toolkit, and training video are provided for use and reference at no charge to any professional accountancy organisation. However, written permission from CAPA is required to reproduce, store, transmit or make other similar uses of the materials contained in any of the above, both in hard copy or soft copy formats and by electronic links. Contact the CAPA Secretariat for permission.