Continuing Professional Development

As part of SIP's drive to ensure that our members are continually developing their skills, knowledge, and to encourage contributions to the planning fraternity throughout their professional careers and beyond, SIP has instituted a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement for all registered members across the various membership categories. Members will be able to earn CPD points when they attend events, speak at approved conferences, or be involved in SIP events organisation committees.


The table below shows the breakdown of the CPD points requirements for the various membership categories:


Notes: 

  • Full Members aged 70 years and older, Full Members based overseas, Affiliate Members based overseas, were exempted from fulfilling their CPD Points requirement.
  • Exemptions for CPD requirements - To qualify for CPD exemption for overseas postings, all members based overseas must inform the SIP Secretariat of their overseas posting duration and contact details while overseas (email address, telephone numbers and postal address).  Only overseas postings of duration more than 9 months will be accepted for exemption from CPD Points requirements and pro-rated for period if in Singapore.
  • Note: 20% of CPD Points Requirement to be earned from volunteering services to SIP.


CPD Points Policy

  1. Points are awarded for accredited events. The calendar of events can be found here. Upcoming events will be announced via our monthly newsletter, and updated on the SIP website.
  2. The new CPD Reporting Year will follow the calendar year (i.e. 1 January to 31 December) from 1 Jan 2019 onwards.  The revision to align the CPD Reporting Year with the calendar year is made possible with the launch of the new e-CPD platform in 2019.  For 2019, the CPD points earned during the last two months of 2018 (i.e. November and December 2018) will be added to the points earned in 2019, since the previous CPD Reporting Year ended on 31 Oct 2018.
  3. Members are allowed to earn up to 20% of their required CPD points by volunteering their services in SIP Committees or Special Projects (events).
  4. Excess CPD Points obtained in a year can be carried over only to the following year.  For example, if the CPD points obtained in 2019 is say 28, 20 points can be used for fulfilling the 2019 SIP CPD Requirement and 8 points can be carried forward for fulfilling 2020’s requirement.
  5. From May 2019 onwards, Members will be able to log into their personal CPD account in the SIP portal, to check their cumulative CPD points earned for the events they have attended within 3 weeks of their attending the event.
  6. For those in category B, i.e. “Affiliate candidates applying for conversion to Full Member status” have to achieve 30 SIP CPD Points within 2 years.  Candidates are allowed to choose their start date of the two-year period to earn the 30 CPD point required. Candidates can choose their two-year period to start from:
  1. the date the UPFC was conducted (typically held in November), or
  2. from 1 January of the same year the UPFC was conducted. 

However, Candidates must declare their choice of the start date to SIP CPD Secretariat upon receipt of notice of passing the UPFC examination.

CPD Points Allocation Guide (Speakers)



CPD Points for Council members, Committees and sub-committees



Types

 Categories

CPD points

Council members

Office bearers

4 pts (max)

       Attendance at SIP council meetings

0%-100% attendance

0.5 pts per meeting subject to max of 6 pts

       Organise  & active Participation in SIP projects/events

MOU signing; Asean Planners, SIP 50th Anniversary, PLAB, Esg Funding, E-Platform , UPFC etc

Up to 6 pts

(Max)

Sub –committee members

Membership, CPD, Publications, Planning awards, Special Projects (Sub-Committee Chair to recommend )

 Up to 6 pts

(Max)

Sub-committee

Chair & Deputy Chair

 6-10 pts max

 

Certification of urban planners

SICP, Certification of planners, MTI funding etc

6- 10 pts max

SIP Task Force

Champion young planners

6 pts (max)



Recognized CPD Programs in the Year 2021

 

S/N

Date

CPD Recognized Program (By SIP)

CPD Provider

CPD Points*

1

04/03/2021

HKIP & SIP Webinar Series #1- Planning for a Healthy city

SIP + HKIP

4

2

27/3/2021

Smart city Conference – Smart city & common spatial data, smart devt, smart talent and Geo-info system 

SIP + HKIS

6

3

27/03/2021

SIP – submission of AGM Proxy Form 1 & EGM Proxy form 2

SIP

2 + 2

4

01/04/2021

SIP – Q&A session for EGM

SIP

2

5

 

21/04/2021

SIP -Briefing on Amendment to constitution and certification

SIP

2

6

27/04/2021

SIP 50th Annual General Meeting

SIP

2

7

27/04/2021

SIP Extraordinary General Meeting

SIP

2

8

27/05/2021

Webinar series: (total -10 pts)

POST COVID IMPACT ON URBAN-ISATION

Series #01 – Research on Post covid impact on Real estate.  (CISTRI +CBRE)

SIP

 

3

9

10/06/2021

Series #02 – Immediate Pandemic Responses to the 2020 Pandemic. (CISTRI +CPIJ)

SIP

 

3

10

22/07/2021

Series #03- New Approaches to Post-covid planning (CBRE +B+H)

SIP

3

11

05/07/2021

HKIP-SIP joint Webinar Series #2:

Planning for a Smart city

SIP +HKIP

3

12

14/07/2021

HKIP x SIP Webinar Series #3: Innovating the Next-generation Transitional Housing through Civic Design and Community Empowerment

SIP +HKIP

2

13

19/08/2021

SIP EGM (voting) Amendments to constitution

SIP

1

14

24/08/2021

PLAB CMP (SIA & SIP Joint) Lunch Time talk #1

“Low Carbon Cities” and “Food Resilient”

SIP + SIA

1

15

31/08/2021

PLAB CMP (SIA & SIP Joint) Lunch Time talk #2

“Heritage” and “Future Mobility”

SIP + SIA

1

16

07/09/2021

PLAB CMP (SIA & SIP Joint) Lunch Time talk #3

“Reimagining Singapore’s Industrial Landscape”

SIP + SIA

1

17

16/09/2021

7th SIP Planning Awards Presentation Ceremony

SIP

2

18

21/09/2021

SIP Extraordinary General Meeting

SIP

1

19

25/09/2021

MIP-SIP MOU signing

SIP +MIP

2

20

28/10/2021

SIP workshop with members on the URA’s SG- Long Term Plan Review Workshop

SIP

3

21

15/11/2021 –19/11/2021

Urban Foundation Course

SIP

20

22

25/11/2021

HKIS-PDD+SIP MOU SIGNING &

Planning for the Elderly and Disabilities

SIP +HKIS-PDD

3

 

Total

 

71

Partner SIP CPD Recognised Programme



S/N

Date

Partner SIP CPD Recognized Program

from January to December 2021

Provider

CPD Points*

1

25/02/2021

Ageing well in post-pandemic cities

CLC

3

2

25/03/2021

Social Resilience in a Disrupted World

CLC

2

3

25/03/2021

A new understanding of the imperative of healthy city design

B+H

1

4

27/03/2021

Proposed Smart City Conference on Sat 27th Mar

HKIS

6

5

23/04/2021

HKIP Awards 2020 Webinar

HKIP

3

6

21/06/2021

World Cities Summit 2021

CLC

6

7

29/06/2021

Affordable housing lessons from Spore & LA (USA)

ASSC**

2

8

14/07/2021

Transitional housing in Hong Kong

HKIP

2

9

07/09/2021

International Built Environment Week (IBEW) 2021

IBEW

3

10

15/10/2021

Participatory planning for autonomous mobility systems

HDB

2

11

21/10/2021

HDB Peak Forum: Designing for life in our towns (session 1)

HDB

2

12

22/10/2021

HDB Peak Forum: Designing for life in our towns (Session 2)

HDB

1

13

08/11/2021

MIP: City Expo 2021

MIP

2 - 6

 

Total

 

39

*Note:

SIP CPD Points were awarded by CPD Committee based on objectives, contentand duration of the program, as stipulated in the guidelines in the SIP CPDFramework.

** ASSC – Asian Society SouthCalifornia (USA) 



CPD Recognised Programme (By SIP) from January 2022 - April 2022

S/N

Date

CPD Recognized Program (By SIP)

CPD Provider

CPD *Points

1

24/02/2022

7th SIP awards winners -E-webinar series

#01- Excellence in Planning ≥5000 ha

SIP

2

2

03/3/2022

7th SIP awards winners -E-webinar series

#02- Excellence in Planning 500 ha to 5000 ha

SIP

2

3

24/03/2022

7th SIP awards winners -E-webinar series

#03- Excellence in Planning up to 500 ha

SIP

2

4

30/03/2022

SIP 50th anniversary (An evening with Minister ND)

SIP

2

5

07/04/2022

7th SIP awards winners -E-webinar series #04 Excellence in Urban Design, placemaking and heritage

SIP

2

6

12/04/2022

SIP Town Hall meeting & presentation of sub committees reports 

SIP

2

7

14/04/2022

7th SIP awards winners -E-webinar series #05

Excellence in planning for resiliency, community engagement & technology

SIP

 

2

8

 18/04/2022

Submission of proxy form 1- acceptance of financial statement and annual report

SIP

2

9

18/04/2022

Submission of proxy form 2 - election

SIP

2

10

18/04/2022

Submission of Proxy form 3 -Amendment to Constitution & bye-law

SIP

2

11

 28/04/2022

SIP 51st Annual General Meeting

SIP

2

12

28/04/2022

Extraordinary General Meeting

SIP

2

 

Total

 

24