Each member will have to accrue 200 CPD points over a 2 year period. Therefore, on the second anniversary of joining, the member must have accrued 200 CPD points in order to be eligible to remain as a member.
They will also need to accrue 200 points over each subsequent 2 year period. The points can be obtained through a variety of methods, as below, however, a minimum of 50%, or 100 points, must be achieved through Formal Education. The balance may be earned through the Professional Activities, Work Based Learning, or other approved activities. Entry level training programmes (Level 1, 2 or 3) which has been completed within 2 years of initial registration will be allocated CPD points, and those points may be used in the first 2-year cycle, in order to satisfy the 200 point CPD requirement.
Additional CPD points, above the 200 required in any 2 year period, which have been acquired through attendance at Formal PI Training Events, may be carried over to be used in the subsequent period, subject to a minimum of 50 points being acquired through formal training in any individual period. However, they may not be carried across a second cycle. All matters relating to CPD points and the allocation thereof will be subject to review by the Council.
While the Institute will automatically have a record of individual’s attendance at many Formal Education activities; members will be asked to self-declare, at renewal, in relation to the CPD points earned over the period. The institute will cross-check, and require documentary evidence of attendance/completion of all courses or activities for a proportion of members, selected at random. Knowingly making a false declaration in relation to CPD points may be subject to disciplinary procedures, under the Institute’s Disciplinary Code.
Continuing Professional Development Structure
|Area||Number of Points||Type of Evidence Required|
|Institute Training Programmes
(1 day events)
|25 points||Certificate of completion / Proof of Qualification|
|Level 1||50 points|
|Level 2||100 points|
|Level 3||200 points|
|Other recognised Training Programmes||15 points||Certificate of completion / Proof of Qualification|
|ICOS Conference Attendance||25 points||Attendance Sheets verified with ICOS|
|Distance Learning or Online Training||3 points||Certificate of completion / Proof of Qualification|
|Board or Representative Committee Meetings||2 points||Proof of attendance as recorded in minutes/ contributions to the work of the specific committee meetings|
|Membership of other board sub-committee (audit sub-committee, risk, remuneration etc.)||5 points||Signed Proof of membership declaration|
|Recognised Industry Seminars||5 points||Signing in sheets|
|Membership of a Discussion Group||5 points||Proof of attendance as recorded in minutes / contributions to the work of the discussion group|
|Giving Presentations at Conferences||20 point||Copies of presentation and Proof of Attendance|
|Attending Recognised Industry Conferences or other AGM’s||10 points||Proof of attendance – signing in sheets|
|10 point||Certificate of completion / Proof of Qualification|
- 1/2 -day
|Project Work||5 point||Reports on Project work|
|Voluntary & Community Work||10 point||Testimonials / letters from internal / external service users / colleagues|