Maturity Model Guidance Series: Continuing Professional Development

Published date: August 1, 2016

August 2016

The Maturity Model™ Guidance Series is produced to support the Maturity Model for the Development of Professional Accountancy Organisations™ publication.

The Maturity Model™ is a support tool that allows professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) to take a systematic approach to their organisational development, helping them make decisions and carry out their commitment to excellence, easily tracking their progress along the way. The Maturity Model™ comprises sixteen key success areas (KSAs) across four broad characteristics, which are presented around outside of the model as sustainability, relevance, professionalism and member value.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is included as a KSA under “member value”. A strong CPD system is a highly relevant attribute for a strong PAO in order to support and maintain a strong accountancy profession.


CPD Systems Guide

This CPD Systems Guide is a companion guide to the online CPD Systems Toolkit. It is designed for any organisation looking to implement a robust system for CPD and provides the “why”, “what” and “how” of CPD. Access to the online toolkit is provided further below.

This guide received endorsement by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Watch this video or read this flyer for a brief introduction about the CPD Guide.


View: The Maturity Model™ in Action – Continuing Professional Development | PDF | 32 pages


CPD Systems Toolkit

The CPD Systems Toolkit is an online application focused on the design and implementation of effective CPD systems. The toolkit was developed to allow professional accountancy organisations to assess and improve their CPD-related approaches and activities.

Access: CPD Systems Toolkit | Online Application

A username and password is required to access the online toolkit. Kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat to obtain a username and password.

For an overview of the online toolkit and how to use the application, refer to the CPD Systems Guide above and training video below.


CPD Systems Toolkit – Training Video

This training video provides comprehensive instruction on how to use the CPD Systems Toolkit online application. The trainer takes users through a step-by-step approach and demonstrates how to complete each of the modules in the toolkit.

Access: CPD Systems Toolkit Training Video | MP4 video

CPD Systems Toolkit Training Video from CAPA Ltd. on Vimeo.

Note: The CPD Systems Guide, CPD Systems Toolkit and training video are provided for use and reference at no charge to any professional accountancy organisations. However, written permission from CAPA is required to reproduce, store, transmit or make other similar uses of the materials contained in any of the above, both in printed or digital formats and by electronic links. Contact the CAPA Secretariat for permission.