The Significance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Being recognised as a CPL/CTP/CPP is the start of an ongoing process of learning and experience. Retention of your Certified status requires completion of a minimum level of recognised CPD activity across each three-year period following the initial granting of your Certified status. This is to maintain the currency of your accreditation, through taking up learning and development opportunities and maintaining an active involvement in your profession and its networks.
The requirement is that you achieve at least 120 points from the available ‘menu’ in your online logbook of CPD activities over three years. The actual hours that you put into securing these points will depend on the particular mix of activities that you choose.
It is best that you plan for your CPD activities over the course of the three-year period, and do not leave it too late to meet the requirements. Otherwise you may forego particular CPD opportunities that would be of most benefit to your job, and career in general.
CPD Units can be recorded in your member’s and non-members area within the CILTA Website:
- All CILTA Activities will be automatically added to your logbook.
- Externally gained CPD points can be added manually in a simple uploading process.
CILT Australia will undertake the review of your CPD activity at the end of the three year period.
The cost of the three-yearly review of CPD is $AU110 (including GST), payable to CILT Australia.
What are Recognised CPD Activities?
CPD units can be acquired from:
- Activities undertaken with CILTA
- Activities certified and recognised by CILTA
- Activities that relate to the practice of transport and logistics and undertaken through external providers of appropriate professional standing.
Activities can include:
- Formal study, including short courses
- Informal learning, eg through ‘on the job’ opportunities
- Informal private study, tours or site visits, professional exchanges
- Attendance at association or industry events, such as Conferences, briefings, dinner meetings with guest speaker, seminars and workshops
- Presentations at Conferences, seminars and workshops, and/or publication of papers and reports
- Participation in association committee work related to professional development and standards
- Other special events or activities eg receipt of industry or association awards
Please Note: If evidence of CPD activity is not submitted, and the fee not paid, your accreditation will lapse and the post-nominal can no longer be used.