Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Three Year Cycle Requirements
Simplified Non-Verifiable CPD Reporting
Three Year Cycle Requirements
[CPD Category Table]
Member Requirements for Each Three-Year Rolling Cycle
For each three-year cycle, members must complete:
- 120 hours of CPD, of which 60 hours must be verifiable, and
- the four-hour business Ethics course requirement.
- In the first three-year cycle the member completed 40 hours of CPD each year.
- In the third year of the second cycle the member completed 50 hours of CPD, for a total of 130 CPD hours.
- To reach the requisite 120 hours for the third cycle, the member need only earn 30 CPD hours in 2012.
- For the fourth cycle, the member would need at least 40 hours in 2013.
- A member who met the Ethics course requirement in 2008 would need to meet the requirement again in 2011 and next in 2014, and so on.
|Not in Compliance
||118 hours 2
1Verifiable hours are less than the required 60 verifiable hours in a three-year moving total. (Non-compliant)
2Hours are less than the required 120 hours in a three-year moving total. (Non-compliant)
Members are also required to complete a minimum four-hour verifiable course on applied business ethics in each three-year CPD cycle.
Failure to comply with the CPD requirements may be a violation of Rule R302 of the Code of Ethical Principles and Rules of Conduct.
If you still need assistance, e-mail [cpd#cga-bc,org]CPD.
Simplified Non-Verifiable CPD Reporting in Effect for 2012
We have moved to simplified non-verifiable CPD reporting in order to streamline both the CPD reporting and auditing process.
How CPD Reporting is Affected
Only the non-verifiable hour amount needs to be submitted. Beginning in the 2012 CPD reporting year, which runs from January 1 to December 31, 2012, you are no longer required to submit your non-verifiable activities in detail. Instead, when submitting your non-verifiable hours, you will simply submit the hour amount —you will no longer need to fill out the description field for your non-verifiable activities. Please note, however, that you must still keep a brief listing of the hours spent doing technical reading, or any major change in job responsibilities or new responsibilities in a volunteer capacity. This information might be requested if you are selected for CPD audit.
Non-verifiable hours must still be entered by the usual January 31 deadline for each reporting year. Hours can still be reported throughout the year up to the January 31 deadline. You will report the cumulative number of non-verifiable hours earned.
The 120/60 requirement is still in effect. You must still report 120 hours over each three-year rolling cycle, of which 60 hours must be verifiable. The other 60 hours can be completed as verifiable or non-verifiable hours. Full details are required for all verifiable hours claimed.
More information on simplified non-verifiable CPD reporting is available on our FAQ page. For further clarification, please view this brief CPD Video.
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