Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Learning never stops, and neither should your development throughout your career.

Engineers are the backbone of society – responsible for addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the world, both now and in the future. But this can only happen if the world’s engineers can keep up with, create, and implement the latest developments in technology and ideas.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a fundamental part of any career in engineering – ensuring you keep up to date by constantly learning and improving to develop skills and stay at the cutting edge. Not only will this aid your contribution to engineering, but it’ll help you get the most out of your career.

As professionally registered members of the Institution and the Engineering Council, it’s also our responsibility – and your obligation – to do CPD and keep a record of your progress.

CPD is personal – it’s about your development and will be unique to you, depending on your role, your career stage and your developmental goals.


What you can do

CPD is about learning and developing – however you choose to do it. This could be through formal learning structures such as attending courses, training programmes or lectures. Or it can be learning ‘on the job’ through peers.

It’s not just technical training that counts – it’s about your professional life as an engineer, so personal development is important too.


How we can help

You can do CPD through a variety of activities with us. We have a wide range of learning and development training courses and programmes covering everything from detailed technical training to management and leadership qualifications. You can also attend our conferences, lectures and seminars to hear some of the latest updates in your sector. Or go online to use our knowledge library.

Find out how we can help you maintain your CPD.

Find the answers to CPD FAQs.

If you’re ready, start logging your CPD using  Career developer.

Are you interested in other qualifications such as CEnv, EurIng, IntPE or IntET? Find out how we can help you gain additional designations.

Career Developer

    Career Developer is an online tool which helps you plan, record and review your experience throughout your career. It makes it easy for you to manage your professional development.

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Need some help?

If you have a question about MPDS, contact our MPDS team.

If you have a question about Initial Professional Development schemes, we'd like to hear from you.