Continuing professional development (CPD)

Our members are required to complete a number of continuing professional development hours every three years to ensure they are always equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills.

We offer a wide range of structured and unstructured activities from courses to networking events, making it easy for you to meet your CPD requirements. Relevant courses and events from other professional bodies can also apply.

Structured activity includes:

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Face-to-face attendance at courses, seminars, conferences and conventions, workshops and masterclasses. Preparation and/or presentation of materials at courses, seminars, conferences and conventions, workshops, masterclasses, committees and discussion groups. Completion of online training for professional development and skills improvement. Writing articles about governance and risk management (more than 1,000 words) in published journals, newspapers, websites and newsletters.

Unstructured activity includes:

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Attendance at discussion groups, committees and networking events. Reading and studying materials from journals, podcasts, CDs and DVDs and audio tapes. 

Required professional development hours

  Structured hours required over three years Unstructured hours over three years Total hours required over three years Minimum yearly commitment (total of structured and unstructured)
Certificated members 30 20 50 10
Fellow and Associate members 45 30 75 15



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