CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. Like in most other professional fields, CPD training is important to ensure that practitioners remain updated about new developments in their field of expertise. Mediation, peacemaking and restorative justice are relatively new in South Africa and is changing constantly to adapt to to this new environment. CPD is not static and various activities are taken into account to give recognition to developments, such as attending conferences, probono work, relevant additional training, group discussions, workshops, etc. CPD points are pre-approved activities, but are not limited to that.
Private Divorce & Family mediators must adhere to NABFAM and Restorative Justice practitioners to SARJAB requirements. These categories of practitioners must gather 15 CPD points per annum to remain accredited. Currently, there are no such requirements for court-annexed, civil & commercial mediators and peacemakers.