Most institutions provide their members with Continuing Professional Development requirements generally as a required annual number of hours. These CPD hours are sometimes converted to points, units or credits. The majority of institutions allow members to choose subjects of relevance to them as individuals, a minority also require their members to seek CPD on a range of core subjects.
More and more employers are taking a proactive and supporting role with the CPD required by their employees. Aside from industry associations, CPD’s importance within general enterprise is growing, as more employers see the benefits of more highly skilled, motivated and committed workforce.