Continuing Professional Development
Professional and Associate career development practitioners are required to undertake a minimum of 15 (nominal) hours CPD each year.
Within a common broad framework, CICA member associations will determine the specific tasks, activities, and events that career development practitioners may undertake to meet the CPD requirements.
CICA has funded the development of an online CPD tracking/recording system that individual members of CICA member associations will be able to access directly in order to record, maintain and update the CPD they undertake. This database will be operational in mid-late 2008.
By entering your participation in a CPD activity once, it will appear in the CPD records of all of the CICA Member Associations to which you belong.
In general terms, the process that member associations are adopting to monitor compliance with the CPD requirements comprise:
- Self-assessment by Professional & Associate Members by signing a declaration on their annual membership renewal form that they have complied with the CPD requirements for the previous year
- Professional and Associate Members self-managing, maintaining and updating the online CPD database
- Professional and Associate Members maintaining relevant substantiating evidence and documentation that supports the online records, and which they can produce at audit.
- Conducting annual audits of Professional & Associate Members by Associations on an occasional/ad hoc basis to ensure completion of CPD requirements and the maintenance of supporting relevant evidence and documentation.