Accreditation to provide CPD training

Under our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules, Costs Lawyers are required to achieve 12 CPD points per practising year, which equates to 12 hours of CPD.

In order for a Costs Lawyer to claim CPD points for attending a training event that is delivered by another Costs Lawyer, the Costs Lawyer delivering the training must be accredited by the CLSB.

Note: our CPD Rules are currently under review. We propose to retain the accreditation scheme, but have consulted on whether accreditation should remain mandatory before training delivered by a Costs Lawyer can count toward CPD. We will keep this notice updated.

Become an Accredited Costs Lawyer

Accredited Costs Lawyers are expected to comply with the Accredited Costs Lawyer Rules when they provide training to other practitioners. We may audit your training provision, either upon your application for accredited status or during your period of accreditation, to check for quality and compliance with the rules. Please ensure you have read and understood the rules before applying for accredited status.

Accredited Costs Lawyer Rules

To apply for accreditation, or to renew your existing accreditation, you can complete an application form and return it to us by email.

Find an Accredited Costs Lawyer

If you are looking for a Costs Lawyer who is accredited to provide CPD training, please visit our Accredited Costs Lawyers page.