Effective January 1, 2019, a minimum of 4 hours of verifiable learning in professional ethics will be required over a 3-year rolling cycle. The CPD program does not currently mandate any other areas of study, with the exception of the professional ethics requirement. Note, however, that you must meet the professional competence requirement of Rule 203 of the CPA Manitoba Code of Professional Conduct. You should choose learning opportunities that are relevant to your current or future CPA professional role(s). Qualifying CPD is not limited to accounting, assurance, tax or other technical areas. Take an inventory of your skills and consider whether you allocate sufficient time to building or refreshing the various skills and competencies needed to do your job well. Consider, for example, whether you have the range of soft skills (leadership, communication, etc.) and sufficient knowledge about your particular industry. The time you spend acquiring these skills and industry knowledge counts towards your CPD requirements.
Selection of learning activities should be a thoughtful, reflective process addressing your current and future professional plans, current knowledge and skill level, and desired or needed additional competence to meet future opportunities and/or professional responsibilities.