Continuing professional development (CPD)/Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Continuing professional development (CPD) or continuing professional education (CPE) is the means by which people maintain their knowledge and skills related to their professional lives or CPD/CPE is the means by which Forensic Accountants/Forensic Auditors (FAs) develop and maintain the level of competency necessary to provide high quality services to clients, employers and other stakeholders. IFAP’s members have life long association with it like other professional bodies. IFAP takes care of their needs of professional development and interest. It arranges seminars, workshops, courses and other activities as part of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Professional Education (CPD/CPE) to constantly update the professional add value to their professional information and knowledge of its members and add value to their professional standing and capabilities. A monthly Newsletter is also published to keep the members and students abreast with the latest developments in Forensic Accounting and Forensic Auditing Profession and related field. Members also have opportunities for inter-action with the elite community of Forensic Accountants/Forensic Auditors (FAs) at national level, access to special studies and information, participation in branch committees/chapters meetings and other avenues of professional development. IFAP is in the process of further expanding its services to members. All members of the Institute are required to engage in a program of CPD/CPE in accordance with the provisions of the CPD/CPE Regulations set by the Executive Council. CPD/CPE obligations are common to most professions. Many professions defineCPD/CPE as a structured approach to learning to help ensure competence to practice, taking in knowledge, skills and practical experience. CPD/CPE can involve any relevant learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed. IFAP’s CPD/CPE program provides Forensic Accountants/Forensic Auditors (FAs)with a formal means of maintaining the professional acuity achieved during certification.