As a member of CPA Ireland, you have a requirement to submit an annual CPD return. This return is due by the 31st January each year.
The Return should detail the CPD activity you undertook for the preceding year.  The CPD Return Form is an online form available to you under your login details as a CPA member and will be pre-populated with any courses/webinars you have completed with the Institute for that year..  Courses completed with external bodies should be detailed on the online form and submitted as part of the CPD return for the preceeding year.

To log in to your online CPA Profile, please click here.

How do I make my Annual CPD Return?

To make your annual return please go to and log in with your user name which is your member number. This will prompt you for your password.

If you have forgotten your password please click on the "password reminder" link on the login page and it will be emailed to the email address we have on file for you.

Please note that Employment Details must be updated before the CPD Return can be made. To update your employment details please go to My CPA Profile, select the Employment History tab and add your employment details (If your employer organisation does not exist please add it by clicking on the Add New button).

To make your annual CPD Return click on Step 2: Submit your CPD Return, and then click the Add New CPD Return button. It will create Return for the year you want to submit and you will be able to see all the courses you have done with CPA. To add non CPA courses you need to fill in the following:
  • Course name
  • Course date
  • Hours
  • Course provider
  • Category
  • Course Type
Please note that any CPD courses you have attended, including Webinars, with CPA Ireland should show on your CPD return automatically. If they don't show, please do not add them yourself and contact the Institute on to have this amended.

For your unstructured CPD hours, you need to fill in the activity and the hours associated to that activity.