Engineers Ireland is currently calling on members to record and declare their 2022 CPD activities in advance of the 31 January 2023 deadline.
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”.
As part of our CPD Policy, Engineers Ireland requires members - with the exception of student members and retired 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.
What counts as CPD?
Many forms of learning can count towards your professional development commitment. For example, whether you have attended a course with Engineers Ireland or our Registered Training providers, attended or presented at an event hosted by our Sectors, watched a tutorial or event on Engineers TV, or read articles of interest in the Engineers Journal, not to mention CPD undertaken with your employer or other professional bodies – all these activities can be recorded as CPD. Find out more about what counts as CPD here.
Requesting an exemption
Members who were unable to meet the 35-hour CPD requirement in 2022 are encouraged to adhere to our CPD policy by requesting an exemption. A number of exemptions and pro-rata requirements apply to those on maternity, paternal or sabbatical leave; or members experiencing unemployment. You can request an exemption by logging into My CPD and selecting 'Request an exemption' under the declaration section.
Members are encouraged to log in to their member dashboard and complete their declaration on My CPD today. A simple, two step declaration process is also available within the My CPD portal for members who work for CPD Accredited Employers.
On completion of your CPD Declaration, you will then be able to download your CPD Declaration Certificate for 2022.
For more information on how to log and declare your CPD activities, click here to access My CPD Guide. Members can also contact our CPD team by email if they require any additional information or supports: firstname.lastname@example.org