Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a long term commitment to undertake the ‘systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills'. It is about learning and putting into practice new competences year after year, and investing in your future.
As a member of CIBSE you are required by the Code of Professional Conduct to maintain your professional competence. The Institution provides clear guidance and support for professional development, enabling you to develop in your career.
The CIBSE CPD Guide for Members will provide you with guidance on different CPD activities and how to go about recording your CPD. You can plan, record and reflect your CPD in CIBSE's online professional development portal, 'mycareerpath'.
CIBSE corporate members are required to:
- Take ownership of their learning and development needs
- Undertake a variety of development activities
- Record their CPD activities
- Reflect on what they have learned or achieved through their CPD activities
- Reflect on at least two CPD activities per year, and any activity over five hours long
- Evaluate their CPD activities against objectives
- Review and update their professional development plan
- Support the learning and development of others
What counts as CPD?
A range of activities can be considered as CPD:
- On-the-job learning, supporting or mentoring others
- Private reading and study, including reading the CIBSE Journal
- In-house programmes
- Conferences and seminars
- CIBSE Regional, Group, Society or Network meetings
- Academic studies
- Volunteering for professional institution committee work
- Writing papers and articles
- Attending CIBSE's #GrowYourKnowledge webinars
Recording your CPD
CIBSE has an online professional development tool, mycareerpath, where you can plan, record and reflect on your CPD. To access mycareerpath, login to your MyCIBSE profile and click 'My CPD - CIBSE Membership'.
More information and guidance on how to use mycareerpath can be found here.