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

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.

Effective from 1st December 2016. *Updated as @ 20 November 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

Type of Activity

Applications

A1

4 CPD Units for every hour or part thereof.

Speakers, open-speech, presenter.

Applicable only to presentation time, excludes preparation time.
A2

1 CPD Units for every hour or part thereof subject to a maximum of: 5 CPD Units for 1-day event; 10 CPD Units for multi-days event.

Attending lecture, seminar, workshop, conference, technical visit

Excludes equipment demo/training under purchase or in-house training.
B1

6 CPD Units per year per organisation

Participation in professional boards or local institutions as board or council members.

Applicable per organisation. Examples: Land Surveyors Board, Strata Title Board, SISV etc
B2

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

Participation in discussions, meetings that are formalised in structures for working committees of professional associations and/or government agencies.

Applicable to each committee in a year, capped at a maximum of 8 CPD units.
C

1 CPD Unit for every 2 hours, subject to maximum of 10 CPD Units per year.

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

Includes distance or correspondence learning. Applicable to each course. E-learning is also applicable, subject to a maximum of 10 pts gained from e-learning claims in a year. Excludes regular lectures by full-time lecturer.
D

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

Authorship of published work

Examples: Newsletter article(s), White Papers, Scientific journal publications.
E

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

Reading of articles, paper, textbooks, e-books.

Applicable to technical publications only. Brochures and presentations write-up do not qualify.
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 2019.

Notes:
  1. The above comes into effect from 1 December 2019.
  2. Member(s) can claim as many CPD units as he/she qualifies 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 A1 to note that Speaker and presenter in this category refers to speaking or presenting in conferences or seminars, where the period of speech or presentation is limited to an hour, and the speaker is not typically recompensed for his/her time and effort. Workshop refers to structured workshop with an external trainer for a minimum of 6 hours.
  6. Member(s) claiming CPD points under any activities is requested to submit event program, certificate of attendance or passing, and/or presentation material (under A1), otherwise registration pass as proof of attendance. Proof of payment does not qualify.
  7. All the above activities excludes registration, tea, networking, lunch or dinner.
  8. All the above activities are strictly for survey related activities only. Example if non-survey related activity: mater being discussed or presented is not related to Survey. Finance conference, Safety Meeting / Briefing.
  9. Random checks on CPD points claim shall be conducted. Any wrongdoing may be subjected to omission of the claimed points. Repeat offenders shall be subjected to disciplinary actions (direct forfeiture of claimed points).
  10. Member(s) should write to SISV for advice if they are unsure CPD units are claimable for the events they are participating.

Quantity Surveying Division

Annex B 

Activity Code

CPD Hours Allowance

Maximun CPD Hours per CPD Year

Type of Activity

A1

1 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour or not less than 50 minutes

20

Lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, short courses which are relevant for professional development eg. Seminars/talks organized by SISV or professional institutions having reciprocity agreements with SISV and accredited by SISV.

A2

1 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour or not less than 50 minutes

Part of 20 HOURS IN Items A1

Extra over for Speaker, opening speech speaker, Chairperson for the above mentioned event.

B1

1 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour or not less than 50 minutes

8

Accredited formal study courses eg. Relevant full-time or part-time post-graduate or diploma courses organized by universities, polytechnics, colleges, professional bodies, recognized course providers and training institutes.

B2

1 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour or not less than 50 minutes

8

A course of study leading to an aditional qualifications eg. MBA or PhD relevant to work and career development.

C

1 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour or not less than 50 minutes

10

Accredited in-house training Structured and accredited in-house training which are relevant to professional development

D1

4 CPD Hours per participation

8

Participation in SISV Main Council, QS Council, SISV Committees, organized committees or projects SISV

D2

4 CPD Hours per participation

8

Member of relevant technical or working committee of professional association or government agencies or bodies.

E1

2 CPD Hours per participation

8

Contribution to relevant professional development: Conduct lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops or training courses (excluding regular lectures on full-time or part-time basis)

E2

2 CPD Hours per participation

8

Authorship of published works. These works should consist of technical or academic articles or papers published in professional journals, conference proceedings or other published forms

E3

0.5 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour of not less than 50 minutes

8

Research work carried out in response to a work related problem for a client or leading to understanding of a new and relevant subject

F

0.5 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour of not less than 50 minutes

8

Self-study of a structured and relevant topics. Reading of relevant technical, professional, financial, legal or business literature

G

0.5 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour of not less than 50 minutes

8

Distance learning or correspondences courses, supervised study packages being a program of reading or recorded lectures

H

1 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour of not less than 50 minutes

4

Attending organized group relevant and/or technical site visit or exhibitions

I

1 CPD Unit for 1 hour involvement lasting 1 clock hour of not less than 50 minutes

4

Non-accredited courses or activities. Attending professional and technical courses which are non-accredited

Valuation & General Practice
Mandatory 60 Hours in 3-year period (1/1/2016 - 31/12/2018) with at least 30 Hours on Core CPD Activities

Annex B

Activity Code

CPD hours awarded for VGP Core Activities :

1. Valuation
2. Marketing & Agency
3. Property Management
4. Property Market Research
5. Property Development
6. Project Management

 

CPD hours awarded for VGP Non-Core Activities :

1. Land Surveying
2. Quantity Surveying
3. Human Resource
4. Information Technology
5. Banking & Finance
6. Business Management
7. Engineering
8. Any other relevant topics

Type of Activity

A1

3 CPD hours for every hour or part thereof.

 

2 CPD hour for every hour or part thereof.

Delivery of papers in a talk, training session, lecture, seminar, conference, workshop, site/technical visit, or forum panelist.

A2

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

1 CPD hour for every hour or part thereof subject to a maximum of 5 CPD hours per event.

Attendance of talk, training session, lecture, seminar, conference, workshop, site/technical visit, or forum.

B

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

0.5 CPD hour for every hour or part thereof subject to a maximum of 5 CPD hours per year.

Discussion, meeting, industry dialogue,etc on technical topics. These should have some formalised structure eg. a paper, video or tape, a competent person in charge of the proceedings, the subject matter be announced in advance, and minutes of meetings to be kept etc.

C

1 CPD hour for every 2 hours or part thereof subject to a maximum of 10 CPD hours per year.

0.5 CPD hour for every 2 hours or part thereof subject to a maximum of 5 CPD hours per year.

Complete a full-time or part-time formal course organised by colleges, polytechnics, universities, professional bodies, recognised course providers leading to a certificate of passing, diploma, degree, or an additional higher qualification eg. MBAs, PhD.

D

1 CPD hour for every 2 hours or part thereof subject to a maximum of 5 CPD hours per year.

0.5 CPD hour for every 2 hours or part thereof subject to a maximum of 3 CPD hours per year.

Distance-learning or correpondencecourses, supervised study packages, being a programme of reading, recorded lectures, webinar.

 

E

1 CPD hour per article subject to a maximum of 5 CPD hours per year.

0.5 CPD hour per article subject to a maximum of 3 CPD hour per year.

Private studies of a structured nature. Structured reading prompted by a problem and towards solving the problem can be counted eg. readingfrom a wide variety of sources having pre-determined the reasons and to gather information in a systematic way. Reading of pre-course materials, and background papers to a conference/ seminar etc can be counted.

F

1 CPD hour per article subject to a maximum of 10 CPD hours per year.

0.5 CPD Unit per article subject to a maximum of 5 CPD hour per year.

Research work carried out in response to a work related problem for a client or leading to understanding of a new and relevant subject, etc may be included.

G

4 CPD hours per topic subject to a maximum of 12 CPD hours per year.

 

2 CPD hours per topic subject to a maximum of 6 CPD hours per year.

Authorship of published works. These works normally should consist of technical or academic articles published in a professional journal or other published form.