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2019 CPD timetable

The 2019 CPD year closed on 30 September. For 2019 only, you have until 31 October to record your activities. You can do this on the Newcastle Regulation Website.


How to activate your Newcastle Regulation account 

To activate your new account you need to use the link you received by email on 29 August. The link is unique to you and will bring your information into the new system so your account is ready to use. Please don’t try to log in from the Newcastle Regulation website until you’ve registered using your link, and please don’t forward the link to anyone else.

When you click on the link, you’ll be asked to change your username and password. As it’s a new system, your old Newcastle Regulation username and password won’t work. Newcastle Regulation shows you how to register. From clicking on the link, you’ll have 60 minutes to complete registration. After 60 minutes your session will expire for security reasons.

Once you’ve activated your account it will be ready to use. The next time you want to log in, you can go straight to Newcastle Regulation.

If you have any problems please contact us at email.


What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development commonly known as CPD, means the ongoing development of your knowledge and skills to ensure that you are competent to deliver legal services to your clients.

Keeping up to date with your CPD is one of the ways that we can ensure that you are competent to practise, maintaining the integrity of the profession and protecting the public.

We operate an outcomes focused scheme for most Newcastle Regulation members, which means that through the CPD year, you should follow the process to the right to identify your development needs and maintain and enhance your competence.


Who needs to do CPD?

The CPD scheme at Newcastle Regulation applies to the following Newcastle Regulation members:

  • Associates
  • Graduates/Legal Accounts Members
  • Fellows*/Legal Accounts Executives
  • Newcastle RegulationPractitioners*
  • Associate Prosecutors

* There are special requirements for Fellows and Newcastle Regulation Practitioners who are practising advocates and holding advocacy rights.

It is a requirement of the Code of Conduct that if you fall within one of the above grades, then you must complete the CPD requirements each year.

If you don’t comply with your CPD requirements you will lose the rights, which attach to your grade of membership or authorisation status from 1 January of the next calendar. You won’t be able to use your grade title or designatory letters and, in the case of Fellows, Associate Prosecutors and individuals with practice rights, exercise any of those rights, until you bring your CPD record up to date.

If you are unsure whether or not you have met your annual CPD requirements or if you think you might not be able to meet your CPD obligation for the CPD year, then please contact the CPD Team at email.


Find out what the requirements are for you by clicking on your grade of membership:

Associate members

Graduates, Legal Accounts Members, Fellows, Legal Accounts Executives, Newcastle Regulation Practitioners, Associate Prosecutor


CPD sampling

Each year, as part of the supervision of Newcastle Regulation membership, Newcastle Regulation samples the CPD returns from those members required to undertake CPD.

A random sample of 2.5 percent is selected from the member database and we request full CPD records for the preceding CPD year. We also reserve the right to request other CPD records on a risk basis. We review the records provided to ensure that the CPD requirements have been met.

If you are selected as part of the CPD sampling process, we will send you a request to forward your CPD record. This usually takes place in the final quarter of the year, following the end of the CPD year on 30 September. As a result, we recommend that you retain your CPD records for a period of two years following the closure of the CPD year.