AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) Continuing professional development (CPD)

Throughout your working life, undertaking continuing professional development (CPD) is an important way to expand your knowledge, maintain up-to-date technical skills, and progress your HVAC&R building services career.

To ensure engineers holding APER status are of the highest standard of contemporary practice, we require evidence of relevant CPD activity.

CPD activity is RECOMMENDED for all AIRAH members
and MANDATORY for all APER applicants/holders.

This is a vital pillar of an APER accreditation and our CPD requirements were established to meet the expectations of government, profession, industry, and public.

APER applicants must provide a record of 150 hours of completed CPD over the last three years Importantly, there are conditions attached to each variety of CPD.

Importantly, there are conditions attached to each variety of CPD.

View the complete CPD outline


Tracking your CPD:

  • We provide an easy-to-use online diary through the membership portal. Applicants can use this to collate their CPD activities before uploading it in their APER application.


For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.

You can also find details on AIRAH's professional registration advocacy submissions here.

We recommend exploring the links below for detailed information on the application process, eligibility requirements, providing your qualifications, and more.

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