CPD monitoring 2020-21
5% of members and affiliates will be contacted in May.
CIAT's members (excluding student members) and affiliates are required to undertake a minimum of 35 hours CPD per annum. Each year 5% of those eligible are selected for CPD monitoring to ensure they are in compliance.
The Institute's Code of Conduct states the following:
Clause A7: Continuing Professional Development
The members (excluding student members) shall:
A7a) keep themselves informed of current practices and developments appropriate to the type and level of their responsibilities; and
A7b) be able to provide evidence that they complied with the requirements for continuing Professional development (CPD) as published by the Institute from time to time.
Clause B7: Continuing Professional Development
B7a) keep themselves informed of current practices and developments appropriate to the type and level of their responsibilities; and
B7b) be able to provide evidence that they have complied with the requirements for continuing Professional development (CPD) as published by the Institute from time to time.
The CPD monitoring requests for 2020-21 will be sent out on Tuesday 4 May 2021 to those members and affiliates who have been selected, asking for declaration that confirms the required CPD hours were undertaken.
As per the Institute's policy, failure to forward your declaration could result in you being monitored on your CPD activity for the next three years, or referral to the Conduct Committee for consideration, or investigation as per the Institute's Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures.
To support its members and affiliates, CIAT offers an online platform to find relevant courses to support their professional development. The AT CPD Register is an online directory of providers and their courses which have been deemed to be of a high standard, current and relevant to Architectural Technology professionals, and can be accessed here.
You are able to maintain and update your individual CPD activity via the 'My CPD' section in the 'Members only' area of the website. Each activity can be logged, and any associated files uploaded with a time tracker to assist in calculating the number of hours undertaken. This can be accessed here.
An article on CPD that provides more information on CPD appears in the Spring 2021 Edition of AT Journal, and which can be downloaded here.
Please note that you do not need to provide any evidence of what CPD you have done between 1 May 2020 and 30 April 2021 – this information is for your use and retention only.