You will need to tick all declarations to be able to apply for an SPS online.
If you have recently become a financial adviser or have taken time out of the role and now returned, you will not have been under any regulatory requirement to carry out CPD in the last 12 months or be held accountable under the FCA APER or COCON requirements.
However, you can confidently tick these declarations as it’s likely you will have studied or taken an induction course with a new employer that will have required study, testing of product knowledge and probably personal background checks. This would be considered sufficient to meet the CPD / APER requirements of a new or returning adviser.
If you do not wish to complete the declarations you will be unable to complete the online application. You may wish to use the paper application form with a note on the form as to why you feel unable to complete the declarations.