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CPD Requirements for Engineers in UK

CPD requirements for engineers

As the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession, the Engineering Council sets and maintains internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics. These are detailed in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) which describes the value of becoming registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). It Read more…

CPD Requirements for Engineers in Canada

CPD requirements for engineers

Established in 1936, Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering, set CPD requirements for engineers in Canada and license the country’s more than 250,000 professional engineers. Engineers Canada serves the 12 Associations, which are its constituent and sole members, by delivering national programs Read more…

CPD Requirements for Engineers in Australia

CPD requirements for engineers

To maintain Chartered status engineers in Australia must complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which is subject to audit every five years. CPD Requirements for Engineers in Australia CPD must be relevant to the Competency Standards for Professional Engineers. The 2012 Australian Engineering Competency Standards Stage 2 for Professional Engineers provide the basis for registration on the National Engineering Read more…

CPD Requirements for Engineers in New Zealand

CPD requirements for engineers

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is the professional body which represents professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand. The terms “engineering profession” and “professional engineer/engineering” are used by the Institution in the broadest possible way, to include all those who use a systematic process of analysis, design/synthesis and implementation, strive to Read more…

Day 5: Professional Success

Day 5: Online CPD courses increase your opportunities for professional success. According to recent studies most adults who continue their education do so for professional success. Their main reason for doing continuing professional development is to increase their opportunity for advancement within a chosen career field, which often leads to increases in promotion opportunities and Read more…

Day 3: Job Security

CPD online courses enhance job security

Day 3 in our series of 100 reasons to do continuing professional development on-line. Join our discussion and post your reason . . .

Day 2: Test the waters

Day 2 in our series of 100 reasons to do continuing professional development on-line. Join our discussion and post your reasons!

100 reasons to do CPD online

Free online courses from CPDfor professional development

This is the first in the series of 100 reasons to do continuing professional development on-line. Join our discussion and post your reasons!

The importance of continuing professional development

We are often asked to describe the importance of continuing professional development. Why is CPD important and why does it matter? You’ve finished your degree. Check. You’ve completed all your practical experience requirements so that you can graduate. Check. Your new job is all lined up and ready to go. Mission accomplished. It’s fair to Read more…

Centred leadership and continuing professional development

What is the role of continuing professional development in the centred leadership model? Women are under represented in many professions. An example is the engineering profession, where about 20% of engineering graduates are female, but numbers dwindle as they move through the engineering ranks.  For instance, in New Zealand, women make up only about 5% Read more…