Engineers carry out highly complex work, so it is important they maintain and enhance their knowledge and skills.
To continue to be eligible for registration, RPEQs must comply with the Board’s Continuing Registration Requirements (CRR) Policy (2.02). BPEQ’s CRR policy states that RPEQs must:
- complete a minimum of 150 hours of structured continuing professional development (CPD) over a three-year period leading up to the renewal or restoration of their registration;
- undertake a minimum 75% (112.5 hours) of the 150 hours as technical CPD;
- undertake a maximum 25% (37.5 hours) of the 150 hours as non-technical CPD;
- undertake as a minimum, 1 hour of non-technical CPD covering ethics; and
- undertake as a minimum, 1 hour of non-technical CPD covering risk management.
CPD is designed to extend the RPEQ’s knowledge and skills in their area/s of engineering. The Board has seven categories in which CPD hours can be claimed:
|Formal post-graduate study or tertiary course units not undertaken for award purposes||There is no limit to the maximum number of hours you can claim|
|Short courses, workshops, seminars and discussion groups, conferences, technical inspections and technical meetings||There is no limit to the maximum number of hours you can claim|
|Structured learning activities in the workplace that extend competence in the area/s of engineering||Maximum 75 hours|
|Private study which extend knowledge and skills||Maximum 18 hours|
|Service to the engineering profession||Maximum 50 hours|
|Preparation and presentation of papers for courses, conferences, seminars or publication||A maximum of 45 hours for papers published in journals and conference proceedings, or a maximum of 75 hours for papers subject to critical peer review|
|Practitioners employed in tertiary teaching or academic research||A minimum of 40 hours of industry involvement must be claimed|