Academic Collaboration

The Bar Council recognises the importance of competence in the everyday workplace. With this in mind, we have developed some ways for you to enhance your knowledge and skills through involvement in postgraduate and academic programmes in law.


Applying for CPD Points for Postgraduate and Academic Programme 


If you have completed a postgraduate and academic programme in law, you are eligible to claim between 8 to 16 CPD points.


For accreditation of a postgraduate and academic programme in law by the Bar Council, you are required to submit an application with the following information:

  • Course Title
  • Programme Structure (eg, part-time or full-time and mode of delivery)
  • Institution
  • Period of Study


Evidential support is also mandatory for the application to be processed, and they may include:

  • Acceptance Letter
  • Academic Transcript
  • Academic Certificate


Please email the relevant information and documents via digital copy to the CPD Department at


Kindly note that CPD points will only be assigned to postgraduate and academic programmes that commenced or completed after 1 July 2012.


List of the Academic Institutions Recognised by the Bar Council for CPD Accreditation


Please click here to download the information.


If your academic institutions are not listed, please furnish the relevant details and email the CPD Department at



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