Members of NZPI make a commitment through the Code of Ethics to maintain and develop their expertise through ongoing CPD.
NZPI has a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme that is compulsory for all Full, Intermediate and Graduate members.
CPD is an ongoing requirement for members to undertake education, maintain a current knowledge base and to improve professional competence. It covers educational activities, both formal and informal, which aim to broaden, deepen and update a members’ knowledge and skills.
There are no annual auditable CPD requirements for Student members and Associate status.
For further information on the changes due or if you are unsure of the level of experience relevant to your situation please contact the NZPI Membership team
The accumulation of CPD points will begin from the 1 January each year if you are an existing member (or if your membership was activated prior to the 1 April in the current calendar year).
If you have recently upgraded your membership (after the 1 April in the current calendar year) or you are a new member, your annual CPD requirements as noted in the above table may differ for the current calendar year. Please contact the membership team at NZPI to discuss this further.
The following categories are deliberately general. It is largely up to the member, as a professional planner, to allocate what they consider to be appropriate CPD on their NZPI record. The emphasis should be placed on time spent that enhances one's professional knowledge - ie. things that one has learnt that improves ability and conduct as a planner.
Please note that where the CPD is considered an integral part of one's work, the activity cannot be counted as CPD.
As part of your CPD requirement, it's important that all CPD records are entered in by the end of the membership year (31st of December). This gives NZPI enough time to prepare for the audit that will start in the new year. If you're running late, don't worry, you can still submit your records until January 31st. However, it's essential to ensure that the actual date of the activity is recorded, not the date of entry, to avoid any discrepancies in your CPD record and the audit process.
It's advisable to keep track of your CPD activities and submit your records on time to maintain your membership status.
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It is important that all members record and track their annual CPD points. This will ensure that when the annual CPD audit is carried out the correct number of hours that you have participated in throughout the year are registered.