Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements for Corporate Members (Revised)
The Institution has implemented the mandatory CPD requirements for Corporate Members since 1 January 2006. Auditing exercise in checking on individual's compliance is conducted annually since 2009.
Commencing 1 January 2019, competence-based approach to CPD activities will be fully implemented as part of CPD requirements for Corporate Members. Corporate Members are required to undertake, out of the 30 hours per year, at least five hours each for two areas of CPD activities, namely "Technical Matters" (TM) and "Broader Areas of Studies" (BAS). There will be a transitional period of two years from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018 during which members are encouraged to specify their number of hours of CPD activities for TM and BAS. However, these hours will not be taken into account for auditing and checking purpose during the transitional period.
Corporate Members are required to complete and return an annual CPD Declaration Form together with the membership subscription advice to the Institution. A random checking, usually 1% sampling, on all Corporate Members, will be conducted on an annual basis. Members who are selected for checking will be asked to submit their evidences of CPD.
The following actions shall be taken in case of non-compliance:
1. Corporate Members who fail to comply with the CPD requirement in the first year selected for sampling will be asked to submit their records again in the following year;
2. Warning letters will be issued to Corporate Members who fail to comply in two consecutive years. The HKIE Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPDC) will also follow up with those Corporate Members on the reasons of non-compliance;
3. Corporate Members who fail to comply with the CPD requirements in the third consecutive year may be invited to an interview with HKIE CPDC Representative(s);
4. Corporate Members who fail to comply with the CPD requirements for the fourth consecutive year will have their names published in Hong Kong Engineer.
For details, please refer to the "Guidance Notes for Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Corporate Members (April 2016)" which is available on the HKIE website at http://www.hkie.org.hk.