The Institution does not count ‘points’ or ‘hours’ as some other Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) do.
CPD is constituted by any activity where you have learned something of use to you in your profession. This may be broadening (learning a new technology or skill), deepening of your skills (keeping up to date in your specialist field) or supporting others (mentoring, STEM ambassador etc.).
It may be through formal study (evening classes, Open University qualifications etc.), taking on new responsibilities (chairing a committee, leading a project team etc.) or general activities (attending seminars, industrial visits etc.).
Volunteering activities within the Institution count towards CPD, as do other voluntary roles such as School Governor, District Councillor. Other examples are reading Professional Engineer magazine, attending webinars, taking on a new project, watching lectures through the Institution's ‘on-demand’ system – all of these count. These lists are not prescriptive or exhaustive: each engineers CPD goals and activities will be individual to themselves as they define what would be useful learning for themselves.