CPD audit & feedback



Under the Engineering Council CPD policy the Institution now carries out an annual audit on a sample representation of its registered Members and Fellows. Part of this process includes providing feedback to members on the development activities. 

These new requirements are intended to help you map and direct your CPD by asking you to tell us how you have recorded your CPD over the previous 12 months. Records of any earlier activities will not be required. 

The audit is conducted using the CPD Tools in Career Developer. In addition to the Goal and Activities templates, the online CPD tools allow you to upload your own personal files containing your CPD records which can also be review as part of the audit.  

As of January 2019, recording of CPD is mandatory for all professionally registered and active engineers and technicians. Repeated failure to engage in the audit requirement on request from the institution will ultimately result in a loss of registration.

1. How members are selected

We randomly select 5% of Professionally Registered members (EngTech, IEng or CEng) for CPD audit each year. This includes those who are retired as they may still be professionally active as per our definition.

2. Select a statement

In the first instance, you will be asked to please select a statement that best applies to you and your CPD:

  1. I would like feedback from the Institution on my CPD plans and achievements over the past 12 months; or
  2. I am not seeking additional feedback, because:
    • I have a valid company appraisal that satisfactorily covers my CPD needs
    • I am involved in volunteering activities (either through the Institution, STEMNET or other engineering related body) that covers my CPD needs
    • I applied for professional registration within the last two years and my CPD was assessed at interview
    • I record my CPD with another institution
    • I am not currently ‘active in the profession’ (retired, maternity/paternity, career break, unemployed etc.)

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3. What CPD do I need to submit?

We provide Career Developer as a tool for you to record and plan your goals and activities.

If you wish to receive feedback then your goals, activities and documents from the previous 12 months should be uploaded in Career Developer. If you record your CPD elsewhere, you can simply upload these documents into Career Developer. Please ensure they are marked ‘Yes’ to allow our CPD assessors access for your review.

If you have completed a SWOT analysis or used the Benchmarking tool, then they will also be made available to the CPD assessors.

4. Who sees and will review my CPD?

If you choose to receive feedback, your CPD submission will only be viewed by trained CPD assessors, who will all be full members of the Institution, and the Institution's CPD administration staff. It will have the same level of confidentiality as when you submitted your membership application.

You should not be submitting any commercially sensitive information or confidential documents, but as you are only asked to submit a summary of information for your CPD records, this should not cause any conflicts.

Assessors can only see and review CPD from the previous 12 months and provide ‘light touch’ feedback focusing on positive aspects and suggestions for enhancement.

Please note: if you are not seeking feedback, we may still request to see a sample of your CPD as part of the audit, which you can upload into your Document Vault.

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    Part of the Career Developer suite, this is a tool for professionally registered members (EngTech, IEng or CEng) to record their experience and professional activity, providing a strong framework for career progression and professional development.

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