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How CPD benefits your career

21 January 2020

A reminder to update your CPD record in advance of the 2020 CPD Audit and the introduction of sanctions for CPD Audit non-compliance

How CPD benefits your career

As a civil engineer, it is more important than ever that you take responsibility for your own personal development to maintain your competence by keeping your knowledge and skills current. Your CPD records also help you demonstrate your motivation to adhere to professional standards, as specifically mentioned in the ICE code of conduct.

Recording CPD is a mandatory requirement for all professionally qualified ICE members. This year, Members (MICE) and Fellows (FICE) who don’t submit their CPD records to ICE after three requests will be removed from the ICE membership roll and Engineering Council register.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plays a central role in ensuring that you plan your development on a yearly basis, and get the most out of all the learning activities you participate in. Relevant CPD can take many forms; from attending forums on technical subjects, to reading interesting journal articles and mentoring other members with their development.

ICE is here to help you develop your career successfully by supporting you at every stage. To encourage your lifelong learning and help broaden your technical and professional capabilities, ICE has brought together a wide range of further training and career development options. This includes qualifications, courses, recorded lectures, books and other publications. For further information, please visit the ICE Learning Hub.

Through the CPD guidance, ICE provides advice on how to follow the Plan – Act – Assess – Review learning cycle as well as useful templates for you to look ahead – using a Development Action Plan (DAP), and evaluate the key learning points/benefits – using a Personal Development Record (PDR). There are also FAQs, examples of best practice and suggested areas of learning available at

  • Kellen Sao, quality assurance and training manager at ICE