Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

How to accrue APIL accredited CPD hours

All APIL accredited members must complete 16 hours of APIL accredited personal injury CPD training annually.

Extension for CPD distance learning

Members can now accrue all CPD hours through distance learning for an extended period of time. Unless there is a significant change in circumstances over the next few months, the next review will take place on 22 January 2022. Members will be kept up-to-date on any changes to CPD hours through Weekly News.

APIL accredited Brain Injury Specialists, Clinical Negligence Specialists, Spinal Cord Injury Specialists, Occupational Disease Specialists, Asbestos Disease Specialists & Accidents and Illnesses Abroad must fulfil at least 8 hours in each specialist field
APIL accredited Fatal Accidents Specialists & Military Injury Specialists must fulfil at least 3 hours in each specialist field

APIL accredited CPD hours can be obtained by:

ATTENDING APIL ACCREDITED COURSES

  • Attendance at APIL courses and conferences.
  • Attendance at APIL regional and special interest group meetings – 1 to 2 CPD hour per meeting, to a maximum of 4 hours per annum.
  • Attendance at APIL executive committee meetings - 1 hour per meeting, to a maximum of 4 hours per annum.
  • Attendance at in-house PI courses delivered by APIL in-house accredited offices, APIL, or APIL trainers.
  • Attendance at APIL accredited courses delivered by other training providers. A full listing of APIL accredited courses run by other training providers can be found in the Legal Training section of the APIL website: www.apil.org.uk/other-accredited-courses

APIL ACCREDITED DISTANCE LEARNING

Unlimited hours

Viewing APIL accredited personal injury webinars, podcasts or DVD programmes.

WRITING FOR PUBLICATIONS

Maximum 4 hours*

Writing published articles on personal injury for recognised law journals or books. Hours claimed in respect of the article or book are as follows:

3,000 words - 4 hours

2,000 words - 2 hours

* Hours must be claimed in the year of publication

DELIVERING PERSONAL INJURY TRAINING

For Senior Litigators, Fellows, Senior Fellows and Specialist Counsel:

Maximum 10.5 hours

Delivering personal injury training for APIL, other organisations or in-house in accordance with the APIL philosophy. Hours may be claimed at the ratio of 2:1 for training delivery.

WRITING OR DELIVERING A PODCAST

1 hour per podcast

If you have any queries regarding your APIL accreditation, or accruing APIL accredited CPD hours, please contact APIL Membership Services on 0115 943 5422