“The systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge
and skills, and the development of personal qualities, necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the practitioner’s working life”.
This recognises that CPD is not just relevant to new members, but affects all practicing professionals throughout their working lives.
All CIHT members are expected and encouraged to undertake CPD with the exception of honorary Fellows, retired members; and members who are undertaking full or part-time study which leads to a relevant qualification.
Why is CPD important?
Transportation systems and infrastructure are rapidly changing areas. CIHT members need to be aware of current topics and trends in their field and keep up to date with developments to maintain their credibility as professionals.
CIHT encourages its members to
undertake at least 25 hours of CPD activity in any one year (averaged over three years),
ensure that their CPD is appropriate and relevant to their Professional Development Plan, and
maintain a record of their CPD activity
Evidence of a systematic programme of CPD and lifelong learning demonstrates that your skills and knowledge are up-to-date and that you are aware of current thinking and best practice.
The Institution's CPD scheme is a way of helping you to maintain your professional competence, commit to a concept of lifelong learning, and adhere to the CIHT Code of Professional Conduct which says that ‘members shall seek to upgrade their professional knowledge and skill, and shall maintain awareness of technological developments, procedures and standards that are relevant to their field, and shall encourage colleagues to do likewise’.