Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy
Continuing Professional Development Policy
Continuing Professional Development
To plan the best cities, towns and communities, we need the best planners. That’s why our membership includes Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to support our members with lifelong learning to propel their careers.
It’s compulsory for all our members. Why?
CPD doesn’t just keep your knowledge and skills up to date.
- gain a deeper understanding of the industry
- develop complementary skills sets
- maintain professional competence
- discover and apply technological advances
- prepare for employment or career changes
- learn soft skills including management, business, problem solving, policy development and technology
What counts as CPD?
We make it easy for our members with ÂÜÀò°®Å¾Íø’s CPD events & training. But if you’d like more flexibility, the CPD Policy allows you to find your own activities and assess for yourself whether it’s genuinely relevant to your career and professional development.
|Activity Type||Points||Maximum points/year|
|Attending conferences, seminars, lectures, study tours||1 pt/hour||N/A|
|Reading of relevant planning journals/texts||1 pt/hour||10 points/year|
|Volunteer on a ÂÜÀò°®Å¾Íø Divisional Committee or sub-committee||N/A||15 points/year|
|ÂÜÀò°®Å¾Íø Board Director or Division President||N/A||20 points/year|
|ÂÜÀò°®Å¾Íø Mentor or Mentee||N/A||15 points/year|
|Mentor or Mentee in workplace mentoring program||1 pt/hour||10 points/year|
|Division and National Awards Judging Panel||N/A||10 points/year|
|Volunteer on a Visiting Board for University Accreditation||N/A||16 points/year|
|Panelist on Code of Professional Conduct Investigation that concludes after a review||N/A||5 pts/investigation|
|Panelist on Code of Professional Conduct Investigation that concludes after a full investigation||N/A||10 points/investigation|
|Profession and Community Service||1 pt/hour||N/A|
|Preparation and delivery of presentations, non-peer reviewed papers and publications||2 pt/hour||10 points/year|
|Preparation and publication of peer reviewed articles or papers||10 points/article||20 points/year|
|Preparation and Delivery of Presentations/ Instructions for Tertiary Education of a ÂÜÀò°®Å¾Íø Accredited Course||2 pt/hour||10 points/year|
|Attending Formal Education & Training Activities that are longer than one day||2 pt/hour||N/A|
ÂÜÀò°®Å¾Íø CPD Events & Training
As the planning profession continues to advance, we believe it’s important for our members to develop non-planning, career related skills alongside their CPD program.
To give our members more choice and flexibility, we also recognise events and CPD training activities offered by other providers.
Updating your CPD Record
You’ll need to keep a record of your CPD activities to get credit. Give clear details of each activity instead of grouping them together. We’ll automatically add CPD points for attending ÂÜÀò°®Å¾Íø Events to your online record.
You can add details of other non-ÂÜÀò°®Å¾Íø CPD activities below.
Get in touch with any questions about our CPD requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org