CPD Requirements

Once professionally registered, the requirement of CPD establishes the commitment of the engineer and maintains quality standards.
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    Each CPD period will last for 2 years. The required amount of hours must be completed within this timeframe.
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    A minimum of 100 CPD hours must be documented. They should cover all five competency areas outlined in the NL-SPEC.
  • Competence A & B
  • Competence C
  • Competence D
  • Competence E
  • Any of the 5 Competences

What Counts as CPD?

Use the categories below not only to inspire you but when recording and tracking your CPD

FORMAL EDUCATION

Master’s Degree / PhD / PDEng

Validated formal study course

Lectures, short courses

Validated e-learning

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

Self- study

Peer review sessions

Conferences, seminars, workshops

INDUSTRY-BASED LEARNING

Validated:

Joint industry projects

Communities of practice

Joint innovation spaces

Field labs

In-house training sessions

CONTRIBUTION TO ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE

Conduct lectures, seminars or  training courses

Publishing or peer-review a journal article or academic paper

Scientific research projects

Patent filed or registered

PROFESSION DIRECTED ACTIVITIES

Professional boards or committees

Accreditation committee

Expert in court, arbitration or mediation cases

COACHING & VOLUNTEERING

Coach or tutor junior or aspiring engineers

Visiting schools or colleges to promote engineering

Raise interest for the engineering profession

SUPPORT CHARTERSHIP STRUCTURE

Acting as an assessor

Acting as a mentor

Acting as a reviewer

Chartership training

CPD

You can record, track and evaluate your continuous professional development using the OPD Tool.

Online Professional Development Tool

Use our OPD tool to plan, record and evaluate your CPD.
  • Create your professional development strategy.
  • Plan and add CPD activities.
  • Allocate competences, category and amount of hours to each CPD activity.
  • Keep track of the required amount of CPD hours.
  • Continuously develop your portfolio.
  • Create reports.

Continuous Professional Development

CPD ensures that engineers maintain the standards of their Professional Registration by being continually and professionally engaged at a high level, and in collaboration with others inside and outside of their professional field.

CPD Inspiration

We will suggest ideas and opportunities for CPD activities. However, we also encourage engineers to source their own inspiration to support professional development.

For more ideas, please click the button below!

Sun 16

Online Course: Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas in Professional Engineering

November 27, 2018 @ 00:30 - January 11, 2019 @ 00:30