Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development
There is currently a paradigm shift in knowledge acquisition and the competitiveness of the markets, which has engendered the need for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by professionals who want to maintain their technical competence.

CPDA scheme proposed by Ing Prof. J. Redwood-Sawyerr, modeled on the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) requires registered engineering professionals to show evidence of their CPD every five years to renew their registration. Central to this scheme is that registered engineers should operate within their area of competence, maintain their competence in their discipline, and contribute to the advancement of their engineering discipline. In addition, engineering institutions such as universities and companies can be accredited centres for the provision of short CPD courses to enable engineers easy access to improve on their discipline and keep up to date with trends in their area of expertise. Furthermore, these CPD credits obtained can correlate to career advancement and increase in remuneration.

Ing. Prof. Redwood-Sawyerr who headed the Education Committee has presented a working document to Council for adoption with the aim of commencing this 5-year scheme in 2017. Download a copy of the working document here.

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