Assist you in structuring your learning needs, professional development and career planning Accelerate your career and professional development Strengthen your professional credibility with current and future employers.

Provide a permanent ‘passport’ of professional development you have undertaken, assisting you in maintaining your CVs completing annual activities such as appraisals, etc.

Improve your confidence Increase your job satisfaction Enable you to achieve MRS ‘Certified’ Membership – the recognised Professional Membership grade for experienced research, insight, marketing sciences and analytics professionals.

It’s likely that you’re already participating in activities that qualify. These can include:

  • Training
  • Qualifications
  • E-learning programmes
  • Conferences & Events
  • Reading
  • Authorship

CPD activities are recorded in hours, with most worthy of a pre-determined number set by the provider or CPD partner.

These hours can be used as a currency to enable you tomaintain or upgrade your MRS membership. In order to become a Certified Member, CPD users will need to demonstrate a minimum of 1 hour of CPD against each of the mandatory Benchmark standards.

The MRS CPD prgramme is a Member and Accredited Company Partner benefit. You will need to become an MRS Member prior to registering for CPD or be an employee of an Accredited Company Partner and signed up to Access or &more

If you are an MRS member or an Accredited Company Partner employee signed up to Access or &more, and you want to set up a CPD account, please email your request to

Instructions for how to create an account can be accessed via our CPD Handbook, pages 17-20, or you can watch this step-by-step guide

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