CPD policy

The Engineers Ireland CPD policy helps to ensure that the standard and competence of our members is regarded as world class.

If you are a non-student member with us, the CPD policy applies to you. Read on to learn more about how you can adhere to the policy and make the most of your continuing professional development.

If you have any questions about the CPD policy, email us below.

Key points of the policy

1. You should undertake a minimum of 35 hours CPD per annum to maintain and develop your professional knowledge, skills and expertise.

2. It is essential you benefit from the activities and that they enable you to meet your learning goals.

3. There is a wide variety of activities that count as CPD including work-based learning, courses, self-directed learning and so on.

4. CPD activities do not have to be provided or accredited by Engineers Ireland.

5. The CPD cycle runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.

6. This policy applies to all non-student members with exception of those unable to meet the CPD requirement. Exemptions include retirement, maternity leave, parental leave, sabbatical leave, long-term illness, carer’s leave or unemployment.


You must submit a compliance and ethics declaration before the end of each CPD cycle. You can submit the declaration when:

  • You have completed 35 hours' CPD or
  • You're employed by an Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer and have uploaded a record of your CPD activities or
  • You are exempt from meeting the 35 hour requirement for a valid reason (see the CPD policy for more).
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Work for a CPD Accredited Employer?
If your employer is CPD Accredited, you can upload a single document detailing your CPD activities with your employer as proof of meeting the 35 hour requirement.