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ICE members showcase commitment to professional development with a 98% compliance rate for the 2020 CPD audit

22 November 2020

ICE reports on the 2020 CPD audit and its first year implementing sanctions for CPD non-compliance.

ICE members showcase commitment to professional development with a 98% compliance rate for the 2020 CPD audit

Last year, ICE reported that 91% of those selected for CPD audit submitted their records, a staggering 15% increase on the previous year’s total. This year, ICE saw a further increasing taking the compliance rate to an impressive 98%.

ICE would like to thank members who submitted their CPD records to this year’s audit. This exercise demonstrates civil engineers' commitment to continuing professional development and their understanding of the benefits gained from the Plan-Act-Assess-Review CPD cycle.

Of the 1,000 members that were requested to submit their CPD records, 20 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 2021.

The key findings from this year’s audit:

  • 95% of members that submitted their CPD records were found to have adequately demonstrated their professional development. This shows that members are engaging with the ICE CPD cycle and effectively planning, implementing, and recording their CPD.
  • It’s clear that many members are consistently recording and evaluating their CPD to a high standard. ICE will endeavour to share examples of good practice with the wider membership.
  • ICE will be communicating more to members about the benefits of CPD recording and work is underway to ensure that the right messages are relayed to members over the next few years.

Planning ahead for 2021

Members (MICE) and Fellows (FICE) who do not submit their CPD records to ICE after two written requests will receive a formal letter from the Vice President Membership. This will remind them of their obligation to submit CPD records as stipulated in both ICE’s and the Engineering Council’s regulations. They will be given a final opportunity to submit their CPD records within 3 months. If a member fails to submit after the final request, they will be removed from the ICE membership roll and Engineering Council register.

We do appreciate the difficulties and challenges many people are facing with regards to COVID-19 and understand that this may have impacted the learning activities that you planned to complete in 2020. A change in the plan that you set yourself at the start of the year does not mean that you have failed to demonstrate your professional development. Acknowledging the change in your circumstances, adapting your learning activity to suit your new development needs, and recording what you have done demonstrates your resilience and commitment to professional development.

Other member grades should also record their CPD as part of their learning and development.

As 2020 comes to a close, this is an ideal time to ensure that your 2020 PDR is up to date, to reflect on your learning, and evaluate how well you have achieved your 2020 DAP objectives. Templates can be found within the ICE CPD Guidance.

Many thanks again to members who submitted this CPD records this year. Guidance is available for those that need help with recording their CPD. For further advice and questions, please email: [email protected].

  • Kellen Sao, quality assurance and training manager at ICE