CPD is an integral part of developing oneself through planned acquisition of knowledge, experience and skills, thus ensuring the necessary expertise and technical ability to develop a successful career.
Benefits of CPD
- It optimises career opportunities through a planned approach of attaining relevant knowledge, experience and technical skills
- It demonstrates a commitment to professional competence
- It improves the skills and knowledge available within an organisation
CPD applies to
It is mandatory that all qualified grades (Certificants (CIRM), Graduates (GradIRM), Members (MIRM), Specialists (SIRM) and Fellows (FIRM) )undertake the Institute's CPD scheme as part of their membership and continued eligibility to use the post-nominal letters.
How does the CPD scheme work?
Points are awarded for undertaking or attending development activities. Click here (pdf) to review the CPD table for activities. Please note, this list is not exhaustive and if you have undertaken other risk management related activities which you think may entitle you to CPD points, please include in your records sheet. The requirement is for a minimum of 50 points to be gained each year. All activities and points claimed must be evidenced. Where there is no supporting documentation, points will not be awarded.
On an annual basis 15% of the membership (Certificants, Graduates, Members, Specialists and Fellows) will be randomly contacted and asked to submit their CPD records for review.
How do I record my CPD points?
You can use your own system of maintaining your CPD records, however, a CPD record sheet (word document) can be downloaded here.
CPD - key facts
Certificants are exempt from the CPD scheme while studying for the International Diploma
- CPD points earned as part of maintaining membership can be achieved under any number of headings
- CPD points cannot be claimed for both being a Chair/Secretary of an IRM group and attending the same group as a member
- CPD points can be claimed seperately for attending or participating in more than one Regional Group or Specialist Interest Group. The overall maximum points awarded for the category still applies
CPD - FAQ's
Q: What if I need to undertake CPD for another professional body?
A: Activities which are undertaken by the member in relation to any other CPD scheme will also qualify for CPD points under the Institute's scheme provided they are relevant to risk management.
Q: What compliance checks are there?
A: A sample of members' annual statements will be reviewed by the Institute and, if deemed necessary, a member will be asked for further clarification of his/her response.
Q: What happens if I do not participate in the CPD scheme?
A: Normally, all Certificants, Graduates, Members, Specialists and Fellows will be required to participate in the CPD scheme. However, the Institute recognises that extenuating circumstances, e.g. illness, a business situation or family commitments, may affect a member's ability to engage in continued professional development activities. Such circumstances should be mentioned on the member's statement and the CPD Review Panel will take them into account, treating such information as confidential. Otherwise Certificants, Graduates, Members, Specialists and Fellows who do not comply with the requirements of the Institute's CPD scheme will have their membership revoked by the Institute.