Members urged to declare CPD activities before 31 January deadline

Members urged to declare CPD activities before 31 January deadline

14 January 2019 at 09:54
 
Engineers Ireland's CPD Policy requires all members – excluding retired members and student members - to undertake 35 hours of CPD per annum and to record those CPD activities online using the online tool 'My CPD'
 
Engineers Ireland recognises the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in maintaining and raising members’ professional standards. By agreeing to abide by the Code of Ethics through membership, all members are requested to make a fundamental commitment to ongoing self-improvement, in particular, to “strive to maintain and develop their professional knowledge, skills and expertise throughout their careers”. 
 
In order to maintain and develop professional knowledge, skills and expertise, Engineers Ireland CPD Policy requires members to undertake 35 hours of CPD and to record those CPD activities online using 'My CPD', an online tool designed to allow members to record and track their CPD activities.
 
If you have not yet done so, we would request that you now log and declare your CPD hours for 2018 before the 31 January 2019 deadline. 
 
Please note that this requirement to declare CPD hours applies to all members – excluding retired members and student members. A number of exemptions and pro-rata requirements apply to those on maternity, paternal or sabbatical leave; or members experiencing unemployment. There is also a simple, two-step process which facilitates dispensation for members working for CPD Accredited Employers.
 
Engineers Ireland has created a ‘What counts as CPD?’ poster as a quick reminder of the different activities you can count as CPD. We have also created a short My CPD video which will also show members how to use ‘My CPD’ and will highlight how members working with CPD Accredited Employers will be able to quickly log and declare their CPD hours for 2019.
 
If you have any queries in relation to logging and declaring your CPD activities for 2018 email cpdpolicy@engineersireland.ie.