From January 2011 ICE will begin its formal monitoring of professionally qualified members’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
This is part of the Institution’s CPD strategy to ensure and demonstrate that members are planning, developing and maintaining their professional knowledge, skills and competencies.
This is a requirement of being professionally qualified, as with other professions such as medicine, and ICE has a responsibility to ensure that this requirement is being met. We also want the public to have complete confidence in the ability of our members to design, construct and maintain infrastructure that is safe for society to use.
What is CPD?
CPD is defined as the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of technical and professional knowledge and skills. It consists of a Development Action Plan (DAP) and a Personal Development Record (PDR).
The monitoring process will be introduced over a two-year period with an emphasis on educating, guiding and advising members rather than pursuing direct enforcement through rule five of the Professional Code of Conduct.
From January 2011, 10% of ICE professionally qualified members will be randomly selected and asked to submit their DAPs. In addition, all members in the following groups will also be asked to submit their DAPs:
- Council members
- Membership Committee members
- All membership panels members
- All Reviewers
In 2012, those who submitted DAPs will be asked to submit their PDR and another 10% of randomly selected members will be asked to submit their DAPs.
ICE 3006A Continuing Professional Development provides good guidance on how to review and plan your learning needs. There is also a list of subject areas to identify development needs as well as suitable CPD activities. Visit ice.org.uk/ICE3006A for further information.
If you would prefer to speak to someone, please get in touch with your local Regional Support Team. Alternatively, you can email ICE’s CPD department on email@example.com or call +44 (0) 20 7665 2200.