CPD rules in Western Australia


  • Each certificated practitioner and each government lawyer must earn a minimum of 10 CPD points in each CPD period, across the four competency areas:
    • Competency Area 1: Practice Management
    • Competency Area 2: Professional Skills
    • Competency Area 3: Ethics or Professional Responsibility
    • Competency Area 4: Substantive Law
  • The minimum number of points a practitioner is required to ear each year for interactive activities is 6 points.
  • WA practitioners may claim 1 CPD point for each complete 60 minutes of electronic activity, including seminar audio and video recordings, up to a maximum of 4 points per CPD year.
  • Attending a live online web seminar entitles a practitioner to claim the same number of points as attending the seminar in person.
  • The maximum number of points that a practitioner may earn for attending a conference, course or other event comprising one or more interactive CPD activities is 6 points.
  • Interactive and publishing point requirements - The minimum number of points a practitioner is required to earn each year for interactive activities is 6 points and for publishing activities is 5 points.

For full details of the Western Australian CPD requirements please visit the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia


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