CPD Requirements

Table at a Glance

Membership Type
Full

Intermediate
Graduate
Annual CPD Requirements (Points)

25 20
15
What's Recognised as CPD
Category One (Minimum points per annum must be taken from this Category)
13
11
8
Category Two (No minimum or maximum)
-
-
-
Catergory Three (Maximum claim)
10
4
3
Catergory Four (Maximum claim)
5
4
3
There are no annual auditable CPD requirements for Student members and Associate status.

The accumulation of CPD points will begin from the 1 January each year if you are an existing member (or if your membership was activated prior to the 1 April in the current calendar year).

If you have recently upgraded your membership (after the 1 April in the current calendar year) or you are a new member, your annual CPD requirements as noted in the above table may not be applicable in the current calendar year. Please contact the membership team at NZPI to discuss this further.

Tracking your CPD
It is important that all members record and track their annual CPD points. This will ensure that when the annual CPD audit is carried out the correct number of hours that you have participated in throughour the year is registered. - Click here for information on how to track your CPD


Please note: All annual CPD records for 2017 must be entered by the 22 December 2017, as this is when NZPI will begin preparation for the audit commencing in the New Year. Any late submissions will be accepted until the 31 January 2018 however members should remember to ensure that their activities are recorded as the date on which the activity took place and not the date of entry.

Full Members

All Full members are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development in order to maintain their membership status. Full members will be asked to complete 25 hours of CPD per annum. In addition, under Category 1, Full members shall over a three year period demonstrate a commitment to refresh their understanding of Ethics and planning from a Maori perspective by securing at least two CPD points from learnings related to the above.

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Intermediate Members

All Intermediate members are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development in order to maintain their membership status. Intermediate members will be asked to complete 20 hours of CPD per annum. All Intermediate members are required to also undertake a number of core CPD courses within the four years that this membership status is held and prior to transitioning to Full Membership

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Graduate Members

All Graduate members are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development in order to maintain their membership status. Graduate members will be asked to complete 15 hours of CPD per annum. All Graduate members are required to also undertake a number of core CPD courses within the two years that this membership status is held and prior to transitioning to Intermediate membership.

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Partially-Active Members

Partially-active membership is defined as any member who works less than 25 hours per week over a sustained period. Whilst CPD is still compulsory for partially-active members, the number of points required each year is reduced and is based on your original membership category.

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Non-Active Members

Non-active membership is intended to cater for members who are not able to fulfil the requirements of full-time membership due to personal circumstances such as illness, unemployment, maternity leave or personal difficulties. Non active membership status is determined on a case by case basis in response to an application. Non-active members are not required to undertake CPD.


Overseas Members

All overseas Full, Intermediate and Graduate members are required to meet their CPD requirements unless they apply to suspend their membership. CPD activities in their host countries are eligible to meet CPD criteria and members are encouraged to take advantage of the various online options available through the Learning Centre website.


Please note the information outlined in this section became effective from 1st January 2016. If you would like information on last years CPD requirements (1st January - 31st December 2015) - please click here