After a lengthy process of
consultation and deliberation with Voluntary Associations and other
Stakeholders in the Engineering Industry, a formal system of recording
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for engineering practitioners is now
a reality as from 1 January 2006.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
CPD will be used as the mechanism through which all registered persons
would have to renew their Registration with ECSA. In this regard section 22(1)
of the Engineering Profession Act, 2000 (Act 46 of 2000) requires that a registered
persons has to renew his or her Registration and has to "apply, in
the prescribed manner, to the Council for the renewal of his or her
Council decided that the most appropriate way for ECSA to give effect to the
legislation would be to link renewal of Registration with Continuing
Professional Development (CPD). The Policy on Continuing Professional
Development was published for general comments and directly distributed among
Voluntary Associations, for comment, and the Council on 24 November 2005
approved the Policy for purposes of implementation on 1 January 2006.
The Policy has been converted into a set of Rules, which originally have been
published as Board Notice 131 in Government Gazette No. 28328 on 23 December
2005. Interested and affected parties are urged to study the rules, which came
into operation on 1 January 2006. In addition to the CPD Rules, provision has
also been made in the Rules for "Renewal of Registration", which
links CPD as a mechanism for implementing renewal of registration.
A copy of the amended
policy and rules on CPD and Renewal of Registration is available below.
For CPD queries contact ECSA.
Phone: +27 11 607 9500