Many members have found ways to work around the difficulties that Covid-19 has posed to professional development.
Many ICE members have adapted to the challenges caused by the pandemic and were able to find appropriate learning opportunities, the 2021 CPD Audit has found.
As a result, the number of requested exemptions related to Covid-19 halved in 2021.
Further, ICE was able to report a 98% compliance rate for members selected to submit their records as part of the annual CPD audit, matching the impressive rate in 2020.
Of the 1,000 members who were requested to submit their CPD records, 24 failed to comply and their names were reported to the Trustee Board. These individuals will be removed from the membership roll and Engineering Council register if they do not submit their records by February 2022.
However, almost 75% of members responded and submitted their record by the first request.
Final compliance rate for 2020
Last year, 20 members were reported to the Trustee Board for non-compliance. However, only eight members were removed from the membership roll after failing to meet the extended deadline in February 2021.
Since then, four of these members have submitted their records and been reinstated.
Planning for 2022
As 2021 comes to a close, members are being encouraged to ensure that their 2021 PDR (personal development record) is up-to-date, to reflect on their learning, and evaluate how well they've achieved their 2021 Development Action Plan objectives.
Templates and tips for those that need help with recording their CPD can be found within the ICE CPD Guidance.
For further advice and questions, please email the cpd team.
CPD framework launch
In 2022, ICE will for the first time publish CPD topics that professionally qualified members should address, including safety-based subjects, in response to the In Plain Sight report.