Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
What is CPD?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the process by which a person maintains the quality and relevance of their skills throughout their working life. Key features of CPD are:
- Continuous - operates throughout the practitioner’s working life
- Focus - necessary for the execution of specialised technical duties and related to maintaining the quality and relevance of expert services
- Broad Based - development of knowledge, skills and personal qualities
- Structured - systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of the person’s skill base
The AIRAH Code of Ethics requires that members undertake CPD (see 6 – Professional Development). Engineers Australia, the Green Building Council (GBCA) and various state regulatory authorities also require those registered with them to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Each entity defines specific criteria for CPD - including the number of hours required, the types of activities eligible, and auditing and reporting requirements.
How can AIRAH help me meet my CPD requirements?
AIRAH is recognised as a key provider of training to the HVAC&R industry.
Engineers Australia - members can choose to record CPD hours for attendance at AIRAH events in their personal CPD logs.
GBCA – has pre-approved many AIRAH courses and events for the purposes of CPD.
State regulatory bodies – many recognise AIRAH training, however you should check with your state body before undertaking a course to confirm that they will recognise it.