CPD Policy Update – What you need to know

CPD Policy Update – What you need to know

09 July 2018 at 09:32
 
As we enter into the second half of the year, Engineers Ireland would like to remind members of the CPD Policy, which applies to all members of the organisation with the exception of student and retired members.
 
Engineers Ireland CPD Policy came into effect on 1st January 2017. The policy requires members of Engineers Ireland to undertake 35 hours of CPD per annum and to record those CPD activities online using ‘My CPD’, an online tool designed to allow members to record and track their CPD activities.
 
Based on member feedback and on foot of an internal review, Engineers Ireland has made changes to the Policy to improve member experience. 
 
Changes to CPD Policy include:
  • Members who avail of the retired member rate are no longer required to request an exemption to the policy – it will be granted automatically.  Retired members will still be entitled to use My CPD to record activities should they wish to do so.
  • Members who record their CPD with another professional body, where the activity undertaken contributes to their professional development as an engineer, can now upload these activities as a single file on My CPD. This change may particularly apply to our overseas members.
  • The deadline for recording and declaring the minimum requirement of 35 hours of CPD has now been changed to 31st January 2019.
Remember that CPD refers to all learning activities that contribute to your professional development and/or help you better perform your job. This includes not only formal courses or seminars but also many work-based activities, self-directed learning and professional body activities. For example, structured reading of publications such as the Engineers Journal or structured viewing of videos, including those on our Youtube channel all count towards CPD and should be recorded.
 
You can read about the different types of CPD here.
 
The Help Section of My CPD includes many useful resources such as How to use My CPD videos, What Counts as CPD, the CPD Policy and FAQs. 
 
For further information or assistance, please email cpdpolicy@engineersireland.ie