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:
SIP CPD Points Reporting Period & Cut-Off Date:
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.
Points are accumulated from 1st November through to 31st October of the next year. For instance, for the reporting year 2018, the points accumulated from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018 will be included.
In the event that a member has accumulated more than the required amount of points for the current reporting period, the balance can be carried over to the following reporting period. For instance, if the CPD points obtained in 2018 is 28, 20 points can be used for fulfilling the 2018 CPD requirements and 8 points can be carried forward to fulfil 2019’s requirements.
For Affiliate Members seeking to apply for conversion to Full Member Status, they will need to achieve 30 CPD points within a 2-year period beginning from the reporting period where the Urban Planning Foundation Course has taken place (i.e. for those who have attended the Urban Planning Foundation Course in 2016 and had taken the exam in 2017, the deadline for achieving 30 CPD points will be 31st October 2018).