The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program was introduced in January 1992 to enable members to stay ahead with developments in our profession so as to enable us to provide the best possible service to our clients and employers, and to maintain our existence as the leading authority in the field.

CPD is defined as the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill, and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the practitioner's working life.

CPD attainment is to be a mandatory requirement for every Fellow, Member, Probationer and Technical Member to comply. Members must clock in at least a total of 60 hours in a 3-year period i.e. 20 hours per year.

Members are responsible for maintaining a record of their participation in the CPD activities in the CPD Booklet and send a copy to the Institute when so requested.

Members who have completely retired from practice and Honorary Fellows are exempted from this requirement.


Effective from 1st December 2016.

Max 20 CPD points claimable every year - with the carry forward to remain at 20 points.

Claim under activity C & D - member may be requested to submit a copy of attendance certificate.

Claim under activity E & F - member may be requested to present a summary of the topic of readings  

Please download the application form for CPD Units Allocation for Attending Events yet to be Approved by LSB CPD Committee: Application Form

Land Surveying Division

Annex a 

Activity Code

CPD Units for Survey Related Activity

Type of Activity

A1

2 CPD Units for every hour or part thereof.

Speakers, open-speech, presenter.

A2

1 CPD Units for every hour or part thereof subject to a maximum of 10 CPD Units per event.

Attending lecture, seminar, workshop, conference, technical visit

B

1 CPD Unit for every hour or part thereof, subject to a maximum 4 CPD Units.

Discussion, meeting that are formalised in structures, committee, sub-committee

C

1 CPD Unit for every 2 hours subject to maximum of 8 CPD Units per year.

Lecturing/Teaching or Attending full-time or part-time course leading to certificate of passing exam or certificate of attendance.

D

1 CPD Unit for every 2 hours subject to maximum of 8 CPD Units per year.

Distance learning or correspondence course leading to certificate of passing exam or certificate of attendance.

E

1 CPD Unit per article subject to maximum of 2 CPD Units per year.

Reading of articles, paper, textbooks, e-books. Viewing of CD-ROM.

F

4 CPD Units per topic subject to maximum of 12 CPD Units per year.

Authorship of published work (i.e.newsletter).

*Updated as @ 20 November 2017.

Notes:

1. The above comes into effect from 1 December 2016.

2. Member(s) can claim as many CPD units as he/she can in a year.

3. Member(s) requires a minimum of 20 CPD Units each year for renewal of Practicing Certificate.

4. A maximum of 20 unclaimed CPD Units each year can be brought forward to the following year.

5. Member(s) claiming CPD points under activity C & D will be requested to submit certificate of passing or attendance.

6. Member(s) claiming CPD points under activity E may be requested to present a summary of the topic of readings.

7. Members should write to SISV for advice if they are unsure they are able to claim CPD Units for the events they are participating.