Under Part 6 of the Queensland Law Society Administration Rule 2005, the Council has established a CPD Committee with jurisdictional powers for matters such as:
- administering the CPD program
- establishing guidelines for the implementation of the program and making recommendations to Council for amendments to the program;
- considering applications with respect to exemptions. Practitioners should refer to the CPD exemption form to see if they qualify;
- determining applications for extension of time.
Exemptions and Extensions
Applications for exemptions must be submitted in writing using the Exemption Form, together with supporting documentation.
For practitioners who wish to renew or obtain their practising certificate during the practising year, you are invited to identify your required points as listed on the pro rata points chart contained in rule 47(7) of the CPD Rules.
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How to apply for an exemption
To be considered for an exemption:
- download the exemption form below
- fill in
- attach supporting documentation
- complete a cover letter and
- send all the documentation to email@example.com
Extensions of time
Practitioners who require an extension of time within which to comply with their obligations under the CPD Rules need to apply to CPD Committee. The CPD Committee may grant an extension of time within which to comply with the CPD Rules upon any condition it considers appropriate.
How to apply for an extension
The application needs to be:
- to the CPD Committee prior to the expiry of a CPD year,
- in writing using the extension form from below,
- setting out reasons for the request,
- how many CPD units are still required,
- when the practitioner expects to complete their CPD requirements, and
- send all the documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.