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More than 5,000 advisers bank CPD with FTAdviser

More than 5,000 advisers have now banked CPD minutes using FTAdviser’s unique CPD Tracker tool, which launched at the end of 2012.

Between them, 5,022 advisers have now actively used the tool to undertake CPD learning, in the process banking and storing some 41,818 hours - or around four years and nine months - worth of learning.

The new tool, which launched in November 2012 and is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, is designed to provide a convenient and simple solution to help advisers meet their 21 hours of structured CPD, a new annual requirement that came in under the RDR.

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FTAdviser’s CPD Tracker is unique in that it is fully integrated across the website, meaning advisers that already read FTAdviser’s in-depth content will simply have to spend a few minutes answering a small number of questions to bank structured CPD minutes.

Under the RDR advisers have to commit to completing at least 35 hours of CPD each year, with 21 hours of these being ‘structured’. This means the adviser will have to have identified specific learning needs in each case and ‘reflected’ on any learning they have undertaken.

Educational content on FTAdviser – such as special reports, guides and in-depth features – incorporates questions that demonstrate the adviser has understood the content they have read. Each piece of CPD content is worth at least 30 and up to a maximum of 60 minutes.