Auditing CPD

No doubt all IHEEM members undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Code of Conduct, partly for that reason, but mainly because they know it is a good idea and benefits both them and their employer.   However rather fewer record it, and fewer still submit their record for approval and feedback by IHEEM. This is common across all engineering institutes.

For this reason, the Engineering Council has for a number of years required all of its licensed institutes to implement a programme of monitoring its registrants CPD activities. The aim is to ensure that all registrants are appropriately planning and reflecting upon their CPD activities properly and by providing feedback it is hoped that the exercise will benefit submitting members by giving an endorsement of their current practice if found satisfactory, or pointing out areas for development if necessary, or required.

For some time now, IHEEM has been undertaking a rolling programme of the auditing of registrants CPD records in accordance with this requirement.

From 1 January 2019 recording of CPD has been mandatory for all Engineering Council Registrants. In addition, from 1 January 2020, those who persistently refuse to engage in the process may be subject to removal from the Register.

This activity of recording CPD applies to Registrants at all levels; Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer and Chartered Engineer, and all Institutes are complying, so if you are not registered with IHEEM, you may hear from another Institute.

The programme of audit will continue and we will shortly be in touch with selected registrant members requesting them to submit their CPD records covering the last 36 months. 

These records will then be reviewed by a peer group of IHEEM registrants, and the relevant members will be provided with constructive feedback.   This exercise has already proved beneficial to IHEEM members, who have valued the feedback provided.

So, if you do not already do so, start to record your CPD, using an online system, Word, Excel or any other appropriate format and be ready to benefit from some first-class feedback.