CPD Requirements

Categories at a Glance


  • Category One - Courses Education and Training to Develop Knowledge, Skills and Values
  • Category Two - Contribution to the Profession
  • Category Three - Self-directed Learning or Non-Planning related courses to develop knowledge, skills and values.

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Requirements at a Glance


Intermediate and Graduate members

Membership Type


Intermediate
Graduate
Annual CPD Requirements (Points)

NOTE: There is a minimum requirement for category one as shown below:



20
15

Category Requirements
Category One (Minimum)

11
8
Category Two (No minimum or maximum)

-
-
Category Three (Maximum)

8
6





Full members

Number of years being a Full member
0-5 years

6-10 years

11+ years
Annual CPD Requirements (Points)

NOTE: The annual points required must include a minimum of 13 points from category one and two combined. The minimum category one requirement for each level of experience is noted below:


25

25

25

Category Requirements
Category One (Minimum)
13

6

3
Category Two (No minimum or maximum)

-

-

-
Category Three (Maximum)

12

12

12





There are no annual auditable CPD requirements for Student members and Associate status.

If you are unsure of the level of experience relevant to your situation please contact the Memberships team at NZPI for more information.

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 differ for the current calendar year. Please contact the memberships 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 throughout the year are 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, Full members are requested, over a rolling three-year period, to refresh their understanding of ethics specific to planners as well as planning from a Maori perspective by securing no less than 1 CPD point per topic over this period of time.

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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 encouraged to also undertake a number of 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.