On January 1, 2009, BC lawyers became the first in Canada to be subject to a comprehensive continuing professional development (CPD) requirement.

A thorough review of the CPD program was completed in 2011 following extensive consultation, with the Benchers approving revisions effective January 1, 2012 and again January 1, 2018.

In December 2017, a number of changes to the CPD program were approved by the Benchers, as detailed in the report here.