CPD Scheme

Keep up-to-date with your CPD requirements - see the regulations and documentation for the Scheme for the current year and recent years.

CPD Cycle

The Regulations and related Scheme documentation vary depending on the relevant cycle of CPD.

By clicking on any of the CPD cycles below, you will be directed to the appropriate documentation for that cycle:

For information on CPD requirements in 2015, 2016 and 2017, download the summary of changes introduced by 2016 CPD Regulations.

Application Forms

See below for information on the application process for applying for:

  • an extension of time,
  • modification of the minimum CPD requirement (other than those modifications permitted under the Scheme) or
  • special dispensation.

Extension of Time – How to apply 

Solicitors should first contact the CPD Scheme Unit and advise of their circumstances. You will then be required to submit an application for an extension of time, which should include details and proofs of any CPD completed in such particular cycle. Upon receipt, the application for an extension of time shall then be referred to the Education Committee for consideration.

Alternatively, send your application by post to the CPD Scheme Unit, Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 or by email to cpdscheme@lawsociety.ie.

Modification of CPD requirement (other than those modifications permitted under the Scheme) - How to apply 

Solicitors should contact the CPD Scheme Unit and advise of their circumstances. You will then be required to submit an application for a modification of the minimum CPD requirement, which should include details and proofs of any CPD completed in such particular cycle. Upon receipt, the application for a modification of the minimum CPD requirement shall then be referred to the Education Committee for consideration. 

Send your application by post to the CPD Scheme Unit, Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 or by email to cpdscheme@lawsociety.ie.

Special Dispensation – How to apply 

Solicitors seeking special dispensation (due to illness, extenuating circumstances) from the minimum CPD requirement should first contact the CPD Scheme Unit and advise of their circumstances. You will then be required to submit an application for special dispensation, which should include details and proofs of any CPD completed in such particular cycle and a medical certificate (in cases of an application based on illness). The application for special dispensation shall then be referred to the Education Committee for consideration.

Alternatively, send your application by post to the CPD Scheme Unit, Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 or by email to cpdscheme@lawsociety.ie.

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please call 01 672 4802 or email the CPD Scheme Unit.