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For the CPD cycle ending on 31/12/2023, you can easily derive the 'CPD points' (read from now on as 'CPD hours') by summing the general and sector-specific hours per training domain.

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Is CPD expressed in points or in CPD hours?

We kindly refer to the FSMA 'FAQ Continuing Education' which will be updated in the near future. This update will, subject to change, include the following general provisions, among others:


As from 1 January 2024, CPD for all CPD domains will be expressed in CPD hours. A distinction is made between 'general' CPD hours and 'sector-specific' CPD hours.

General CPD hours are awarded after attending a general CPD training course. This is training with a broad scope that covers two or more regulated activities and is equally relevant to these activities. General CPD training is eligible for the cumul of CPD.

Sector-specific CPD hours are awarded after attending a sector-specific CPD training course. This is training related to a single regulated activity. Sector-specific CPD training is not eligible for the cumulation of CPD.

In the training overview and on our specification sheets, the number of general and sector-specific CPD hours per CPD domain is explicitly mentioned. 
For example : 'bank: 2h general and 3h sector-specific'. This means that from 1 January 2024, the training in this example entitles you to 2 general and 3 sector-specific CPD hours in the CPD domain 'banking and investment services'

Attention : For the CPD cycle ending 31/12/2023, you can easily deduce the 'CPD points' ( from now on read as 'CPD hours') by summing the general and sector-specific hours per CPD domain.
For example : 'bank: 2h general and 3h sector-specific'. Until 31 December 2023, this training entitles you to 5 points/hours in the CPD domain 'banking and investment services'



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