Continuous Professional Development (CPD) 


CPAS accredited professionals are required to participate in CPD activities during the accreditation period as part of the requirement to renew his/her CPAS registration. The accreditation lasts for a period of 12 months starting from the date of accreditation.

Participation in CPD activities ensure that CPAS accredited professionals keep up to date with current best practices and industry developments. It also encourages the acquisition of new skills required in this evolving industry.


 
 

CPD Framework

There are two types of activities within the CPD framework:
 
  • Structured training – Courses, workshops, conferences and seminars related to project management, construction or the built environment.
  • Unstructured training and activities – Participation in platforms or forums that facilitate the sharing of experience, knowledge, or expertise in project management practices among contractors, construction industry or any relevant field.
 

 
CPD Points


A CPD point is a unit of measurement used to quantify the value of participation in a CPD activity relevant to CPAS. CPD points are assigned for each contact hour in the CPD activity, based on the nature of the activity. One contact hour here refers to participation in at least 50 minutes of a relevant course, seminar, lecture, etc.

 


CPD Requirements


CPAS accredited professionals shall acquire a minimum of 15 points every 12 months, starting from the date of accreditation. Of the 15 points, 8 points shall be obtained through participation in structured training. The remaining points can be obtained through either structured or unstructured training and activities.


 


CPD Activities


The tables below describe a list of activities that are acceptable as part of CPD:

Structured Training
CPD activity Criteria CPD Points
1. Enrolment and attendance in relevant formal study courses in an IHL
Relevant diploma, specialist diploma, undergraduate or post-graduate courses on engineering, construction, construction project management or built environment.

Examples:
  1. Master of Science (Project Management)
  2. Diploma (Architecture)
  3. Formal study courses recommended by SkillsFuture Singapore’s Skills Framework for Built Environment.
1 point per contact hour
2. Attendance at relevant lectures, short courses, conferences, workshops, seminars
This applies to lectures, short courses, conferences, workshops, seminars, and training conducted by training providers which are relevant to the vocational requirements of a PM. The event may focus on technical, management, legal, and regulatory topics.

Examples:
  1. Seminars on regulatory requirements by government agencies e.g. BCA, FSB, LTA, NEA, etc.
Workshops and seminars on engineering, construction, project management, or built environment conducted by SCAL, SCAL Academy, IHLs and other approved training providers.
 
1 point per contact hour

Unstructured Training
CPD activity Criteria CPD Points
3. Participation in professional bodies, committees, associations, societies or their subcommittees and workgroups
Participation as an executive member of a committee in local professional bodies, with a minimum of 70% attendance.

Examples:
  1. Council Member of SCAL, ACES, IES, SIA, etc.
4 points per organisation
Participation as a member of subcommittees, working committees or workgroups of local professional bodies, relevant government agencies, with minimum 70% attendance.

Examples:
  1. Member of technical committees of government departments and statutory boards. Member of workgroups in SCAL, ACES, SGBC, SIA, etc.
2 points per organisation
4. Sharing of relevant construction project management knowledge
 
Conduct relevant lectures, seminars, conferences or training courses in areas of construction project management, construction or built environment.
2 points per lecture hour for the first lecture and 1 point per lecture hour for subsequent lectures
5. Participation in company trainings as a trainer or attendee
 
Conduct or attend in-house training and presentations within the company related to Project Management. 1 point per contact hour
6. Dissemination of relevant construction project management knowledge
 
Write or edit relevant articles or papers published in recognised publications, conference proceedings, professional journals or books. 2 points per article or paper

Documentation and recognition

of CPD activity


Documentation and Recognition
of CPD Activity

 
A CPAS accredited professional will be required to retain and submit evidence of all CPD activities that he/she has undertaken for renewal. He/she shall maintain, at least, the following types of documentation for submission to SCAL:
 
  • CPD Activity 1 & 2 – Certificates or confirmation of attendance or completion by the institution or organiser.
  • CPD Activity 3 – Letter of appointment to the board, council, subcommittee, working committees or workgroups of the organisation and evidence of the projects undertaken within the organisation involved. Confirmation of 70% attendance from secretariat of organisation involved.
  • CPD Activity 4 & 5 – Copy of the presentation notes, programme schedule, flyers whichever applicable.  A letter / email from HR to confirm that the personnel is a trainer or attendee for the company’s training session.
  • CPD Activity 6 – Copy of article in the publication.
     


Carrying Over of Excess CPD Points


If a CPAS accredited professional exceeds the annual requirement in one renewal period, a maximum of 15 hours from excess training hours obtained from structured training may be carried forward into the next renewal period.
 

 

Lapse in Renewal


In the event that a CPAS accredited professional is not able to obtain sufficient training hours within the renewal period, he/she may apply to SCAL to have his/her registration renewed by providing reasons for not meeting the requirement. This will be considered as one lapse of renewal.

The CPAS accredited professional shall make up for the shortfall in training hours during the subsequent renewal period. Failure to do so may result in a suspension of his/her accreditation. Training hours obtained to meet the shortfall shall not be considered for a subsequent renewal period.

 



Submission/ Update of CPD Activities