Overview of continuing professional development
Occupational Licence holders, including Building Services Providers, are required to maintain and develop their skills and knowledge through ongoing learning activities, referred to as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The learning may relate to technical and practical skills, business competencies, laws affecting the industry or personal and professional development.
Occupational Licence holders and building services providers are to report their CPD when they apply to renew their licence. This is to demonstrate that they have enough CPD related to their vocation.
A moratorium on compliance action on CPD for a period of up to three years from 1 July 2016 is currently in place in order to allow people to understand the requirements of CPD.
Usually a CPD point equates to one hour of Continuing Professional Development.
Applying for CPD Points:
Complete the Application for CPD Approved Points - Download and fill in the form and then return to CBOS for approval.
Approval of CPD activities, a guide for external providers - further information on how to complete the Application for CPD Approved Points.
Recording your CPD points:
CPD Record Spreadsheet - Download and fill in as you complete your CPD activities.
If you are an employed practitioner, then the contractor has the responsibility for recording your CPD and you can get a copy to submit with your renewal. If you are doing CPD outside of your employment, make sure your employer records it or keep your own records to submit with your renewal.