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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Like most professional bodies, we believe it’s essential for members to keep up to date with the latest developments and knowledge in their field – it’s called Continuing Professional Development. However, we’re not prescriptive about how they do that. We think members are in the best position to know how best to brush up their skills. 

However we expect members to keep a record on their membership profile of their CPD activities, which we monitor, as a condition of membership.

What is CPD?

CPD is any learning that adds value and enhances your occupational knowledge and skill. It facilitates individual development and maintenance of professional competence. Our inclusive definition reflects the diverse range of members and the activities they undertake to develop their careers.

Attending relevant conferences and seminars, reading magazines and websites or researching new products and innovative methods can all contribute to CPD.

CIOB Academy CPD Zone

To meet the growing learning needs of busy, knowledgeable construction professionals we launched a brand new CPD portal for CIOB members which you can find at https://www.ciobacademy.org/cpd. 

The online system hosts a wide variety of CPD content on many subjects and in many formats including video, PowerPoint presentations, textual and magazine articles all available to the CIOB membership community worldwide.

CPD Monitoring

The CIOB routinely asks a selection of its members to produce their recent CPD record. As an active member of the CIOB, you have an obligation under Rule 13 of the CIOB Rules of Professional Competence and Conduct to maintain your knowledge and understanding of the professional qualification through CPD. All members are responsible for developing their own annual CPD plan, evaluating their CPD activities and keeping a record of the activities that they undertake.

If you have been selected for monitoring, you will receive correspondence from CIOB requesting that you complete a self-assessment. You will have been sent the form already. Please complete the form and return it to cpd@ciob.org.uk. If you have any queries or would like more information, please refer to the FAQs below.

Any questions that aren't covered in the FAQ sheet can be emailed to cpd@ciob.org.uk. You can also reach the CPD team on +44 (0) 1344 630 872.

 

I've been selected for CPD monitoring. What now?

The CIOB routinely asks a selection of its members to produce their recent CPD record. As an active member of the CIOB, you have an obligation under Rule 13 of the CIOB Rules of Professional Competence and Conduct to maintain your knowledge and understanding of the professional qualification through CPD. All members are responsible for developing their own annual CPD plan, evaluating their CPD activities and keeping a record of the activities that they undertake.

What counts as CPD?

CPD is any learning that is going to add value and enhance your professional and occupational competence. Some will be structured and some will happen informally in the course of your work. There is a video on this page that outlines what can count towards your CPD requirement.

How many hours of CPD do I need to complete?

It is your responsibility, as a CIOB member, to undertake professional development activities to ensure that you continue to improve and broaden your skills, knowledge and professional behaviours, that are necessary in your professional duties. However, we are not prescriptive about what you do, i.e. there is not a set number of hours you need to complete. You are best placed to know what CPD is necessary and relevant to you. 

We are looking for evidence that you have gone through a process of assessing your development needs, done something about it, and evaluated the outcomes, ready to begin the process again.

What do I have to do?

In order to fulfil the requirement in the letter, you should complete a self-assessment, using the CPD reply slip. You will have received this with your CPD monitoring letter already. Please complete the form and return to cpd@ciob.org.uk. When your reply has been reviewed, you will receive confirmation.

Do I have to do anything else once you have received my self-assessment form?

No. You do not have to do anything else, unless specifically requested by CIOB.

Does the CIOB provide any CPD assistance?

We have a CPD portal for our members. The online system hosts a wide variety of CPD content on many subjects and in many formats including video, PowerPoint presentations, textual and magazine articles all available to the CIOB membership community worldwide. You can also track your completed CPD, which will be useful when you are selected for CPD monitoring.

Did you know that you can log your CPD with CIOB?

You can upload details of your CPD onto the members’ area on our website. 

  • Go to www.ciob.org and follow the ‘Login’ button, or click here, enter your details, and you will be brought to your account. 
  • About halfway down the blue links on the right-hand side is ‘Change/Update your CPD details’. Click on this and you will be brought through to your CPD page.
  • Please use the ‘Add CPD record’ to upload all of the CPD you have completed.
I have another question about CPD. Where can I get further help?

You can email your query to cpd@ciob.org.uk or phone +44 (0) 1344 630 872 to speak with the CPD team.