New CPD policy for BCS members holding CEng or IEng

In October 2013, the Engineering Council announced an aspiration that by January 2017 all Professional Engineering Institutions will have introduced a policy of annual random reviewing of professionally active registrants’ CPD returns for the previous year. Please note that from 1 January 2019 recording CPD will be a requirement of Registration and Engineering Council registrants must maintain a record of their CPD and submit their record when requested as part of a sample.

As a BCS Member you have already committed to keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date through planned professional development, as explained in the BCS Chartered Institute for IT Code of Conduct.

A requirement of your Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration is continued commitment to your own personal and professional development as well as ensuring high professional standards are being set and maintained.

By renewing your BCS membership you are confirming that you have continued to meet the CEng and IEng Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards and have kept a record of this. You also agree to provide your CPD record to BCS on request. The only change, therefore, is that you may now be randomly selected to submit evidence of CPD via mycareerpath.

Members who are not currently professionally active and are chosen for monitoring just need to let us know their circumstances to be considered exempt. We would like to reassure members that we are not looking to remove professional registration or membership.

The Continuing Professional Development requirements for Engineering Council are intended to encourage good CPD practice among Registrants, ensuring that they both plan their activity and reflect on the learning outcomes, and at the same time assuring their employers, the users of their service and the wider public of their current competence.

Further guidance on recording your CPD evidence and how to use mycareerpath

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