Continuing professional development is an integral part of maintaining standards and learning new skills
What is CPD?
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a cyclical process of reviewing your skills and competency to practice. It involves reviewing gaps in your knowledge and planning your learning goals and activities. EngineeringCPD.com can help provide the knowledge to fill those gaps.
EngineeringCPD.com learning activities are designed to extend or update your knowledge as part of your CPD through engineering courses and engineering seminars.
What are the benefits of CPD?
Maintaining your CPD will allow you to:
- Maintain your technical competence
- Retain and enhance your effectiveness in the workplace
- Help, influence and lead others by example
- Successfully deal with changes in your career
- Better serve the community
CPD is mandatory for membership of most engineering institutions, including Engineers Australia, The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), so it is important you keep your engineering training hours on target.
CPD activities should be recorded on a personal plan recording the learning need and outcome. Professional engineering bodies, such as Engineers Australia and the Institution of Civil Engineers, have online systems allowing members to record their CPD through the bodies member only area. Examples of a personal CPD Development Action Plan and Record from the Institution of Civil Engineers can be viewed here.
CPD requirements for the different engineering institutions all require continuing learning. However their specific requirements differ.