Mandatory CPD scheme: Knowing your CPD requirements

Notice: CPD Year 2020 Points Requirement

  1. The following lawyers (including those practising as locum solicitors) will need to fulfil CPD requirements for CPD Year 2020, which runs from 1 January to 31 December 2020:
    • Advocates and solicitors of more than 15 years’ standing (‘Group 3 Lawyers’) – those admitted to the Singapore Bar on or before 2004;
    • Advocates and solicitors of 5-15 years’ standing (‘Group 2 Lawyers’) – those admitted to the Singapore Bar between 1 January 2005 and 1 January 2015 (both dates inclusive);
    • Advocates and solicitors of less than 5 years’ standing (‘Group 1 Lawyers’) – those admitted to the Singapore Bar on or after 2 January 2015; and
    • Foreign lawyers registered under section 36B of the Legal Profession Act (‘s36B Foreign Lawyers’).
  1. For CPD Year 2020, the CPD Points requirements are as follows:
Group 3 Lawyers Group 2 Lawyers Group 1 Lawyers S36B Foreign Lawyers

a. Holding a Practicing Certificate or foreign practitioner certificate for more than 8 months

Will need to obtain 4 CPD Points. At least 2 must be Public CPD Points

Will need to obtain 8 CPD Points. At least 4 must be Public CPD Points

Will need to obtain 16 CPD Points. At least 8 must be Public CPD Points

Will Need to obtain 8 CPD Points. At least 4 must be Public CPD Points

b Holding a Practising Certificate or foreign practitioner certificate for more than 5 months up to 8 months

Will need to obtain 4 CPD Points. At least 2 must be Public CPD Points

Will need to obtain 8 CPD Points. At least 4 must be Public CPD Points

Will Need to obtain 4 CPD Points. At least 2 must be Public CPD Points

c. Holding a Practising Certificate or foreign practitioner certificate for 5 months or less

Do not need to obtain any minimum CPD Points

For more information on the CPD Year 2020 Points Requirement, please click here.

To understand and check on your CPD points, please click here.

For more information on private CPD points, please click here.  

For the list of Approved Committees under The Law Society of Singapore for purpose of claiming Private CPD Points, please click here.

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