CPD Credit Information - Practice Refresher Course
The free online Law Society Practice Refresher Course is approved for 6 CPD credits. This course will also cover off the 2 hour professional responsibility, ethics, and practice management requirement. Credits can be claimed according to the time actually spent on the course, subject to the limit that a maximum of 6 hours (credits) can be claimed.
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Lawyers need not complete the full course in order to claim credit for time spent on the course. For example, if 4.5 additional CPD hours are required to meet the annual requirement then 4.5 hours can be spent on the course and credit claimed for the time spent. However, lawyers must complete the test component for a module worked on in order to claim CPD credit in respect of time spent working on that module. No particular grade is required for the module quizzes; CPD credit can be claimed based on mere participation.
Your CPD profile will not be automatically updated after you finish this course. To obtain CPD credit after completing this course you must self report by following the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) link on the Member Online Resources page of The Law Society Website. Go to the “Record Your Credits” section, select “LawSociety of BC” as the provider, and enter “Practice Refresher Course” in the key word box. Leave all other boxes empty and hit search. The course will appear in the list of search results, click on the one for the correct year and in the next screen enter the date and hours of your participation.