SAIF awarded CPD accreditation


Independent funeral directors will now have their continuing personal development (CPD) officially recorded for attending accredited SAIF events.

The nationally recognised body, CPD UK, has given SAIF full approval to award CPD points.

As the funeral profession moves towards authorised learning and development, it has been decided that 18 hours of CPD per annum is the norm for individuals to keep their professional status.

SAIF is ahead of the game in securing the authorisation from CPD UK and will now award points to members who attend SAIF regional meetings, webinars, AGM and the Education Day, to name a few events. Further self-directed learning programmes, from reading and projects, may also count if approved by SAIF.

SAIF Chief Executive, Terry Tennens, said: “This CPD approval adds further value to SAIF members. It shows customers that all our members are educated and are taking professional development as a continuous career path in order to be up on the legal, professional and operational responsibilities of being a modern funeral director.”

CPD is used across all industries to ensure that individuals are up-skilled and remain proficient to change in practice. In the UK alone, there are more than 40 professional bodies that require their members to complete regular CPD activities.

The CPD Certification Service evaluates all learning activities that SAIF runs to ensure the CPD symbol is a qualitative benchmark that reflects high standards of learning.

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