Standards of CPD and the CPD Code of Conduct

CMBE Standards of CPD

To meet the CMBE’s standards of continuing professional development, activity undertaken in the last 12 months should:

  1. contribute to their current or future practice, institutional needs and to wider communities of practice;
  2. focus on improving and evaluating student experience and outcomes;
  3. be undertaken regularly and be relevant to business and management education;
  4. be accurately recorded and made available for submission as part of an annual audit; and
  5. be undertaken in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

The subscribers’ CPD Code of Conduct

The subscribers' CPD Code of Conduct is part of the CMBE CPD Policy which covers breaches, complaints, sanctions and disciplinary proceedings.

The purpose of the Certified Management & Business Educator is to advance and maintain high standards in the provision of teaching, learning and student experience, and academic leadership and scholarship thereof, through continuous professional development among persons responsible for the delivery of business and management education within higher education. To meet this purpose, the Chartered ABS requires CMBE subscribers to meet and adhere to our standards and Code of Conduct. Adherence to the Code of Conduct is a condition of CMBE subscriber status.

Subscribers are expected to adhere to the following obligations:

1. Subscriber values

  1. Subscribers must be open and transparent in the selection of evidence relating to their submissions to the scheme;
  2. Subscribers must provide evidence of reflection on their development needs and impact on practice in the CPD records upon request;
  3. Subscribers are encouraged to consider how their selection of CPD activities supports the highest levels of professional ethics, equality, diversity, inclusion and sustainability (e.g. consideration given to the impact on the environment of travelling to undertake CPD when a local or online webinar may be a suitable alternative).

2. Subscribers’ relationship with the scheme

  1. Acceptance of the authority of the Chartered ABS in all matters relating to the scheme;
  2. Prompt payment of annual subscription;
  3. Subscribers must maintain recoverable records of CPD evidence. Lost or missing documents are the responsibility of the subscriber. This is to facilitate provision of evidence of CPD and supporting documentation (in digital form) as reasonably required by the rules of the scheme.

3. Subscribers’ advocacy of the scheme

  1. Advocacy of the scheme, for example, through display of CMBE designation where a subscriber’s status is relevant (such as online profiles, business cards);
  2. Advocacy of the scheme, for example and where possible, through institutional appraisal or development processes;
  3. Subscribers should bring to the attention of the scheme(s) any evidence that fellow members have abused or are abusing the Code of Conduct (Whistleblowing). All such notifications to the scheme(s) will be treated in the strictest confidence.