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.
Due to Covid -19 the Board has provided members with additional flexibility in how to achieve their annual CPD requirements. This has meant a reduction on the minimum amount of points required for Category One across all levels of membership.
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.
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. Click here for information on how to track your CPD
Please note: All annual CPD records for 2020 must be entered by the 31 December 2021, as this is when NZPI will begin preparation for the audit commencing in the New Year. Any late submissions will be accepted until the 31 January 2022 however members should remember to ensure that their activities are recorded as the date on which the activity took place and not the date of entry.
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.