Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


The Western Australian Bar Association (WABA) is approved by the Legal Practice Board as a QA Provider of CPD activities.  Attendance at CPD events conducted by the WABA qualifies participants to CPD points for the purpose of satisfying requirements under Legal Profession Rules 2009 (Rules) made pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008.


CPD Requirements

Subdivision 3 of the Rules sets out the requirements for CPD for practising certificates issued on or after 1 July 2015.  A brief outline of the requirements is set out below:


  • All legal practitioners are required to gain a minimum 1 CPD point in each of the following Competency Areas -  

Competency Area 1                Practice Management

Competency Area 2                Professional Skills

Competency Area 3                Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Competency Area 4                Substantive Law

  • Rule 13B(2) provides that practitioners are required to earn 10 CPD points during the CPD period.

  • Rule 13F(2) provides that the maximum number of points that that can be earned from attending a   conference, course or other event comprising one or more interactive activities is 6 CPD points. 


Further details of CPD requirements may be found at - 


Click here to download a CPD record sheet for 2017-2018, which members may find useful for recording CPD points.