New Rules on Continuing Professional Education

The following rule changes came into effect from 1st of January 2022:

1. The Notaries (Continuing Professional Education) Regulations 2021 (introduction of Regulation 15)

2. Amendments to the Notaries (Post-Admission Supervision and Training) Rules 2019 (further requirement under Regulation 11(1A))

Impact on the profession

These changes provide the Master with discretionary powers:

  • to require a notary, a group of notaries or all notaries to complete specific CPE in the coming year
  • to require a notary out of practice for between two and five years to complete specific CPE prior to return

If a notary has any concerns about additional requirements placed on them then they can raise them with the Faculty Office at

For more detailed background please see our consultation page here.