CPD requirements for Chartered Assessment amended
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations' (CIPR) Board and Council have approved a change to the Institute's Charter Regulations affecting the CPD criteria for Chartership Assessment.
As a result of the change, Chartership Assessment candidates can now declare Continuing Professional Development (CPD) recorded through other professional bodies in their application for Chartered Status (Chart.PR).
The Institute had previously required candidates to complete three years of CIPR CPD before proceeding to Chartership Assessment.
We know that many people are recording their learning through schemes offered by their employers. As long as these schemes are recognised as equivalent, anyone using them will now be able to proceed rapidly to a Chartership Assessment. The change does not only apply to employer-led schemes, but to CPD recorded with other professional bodies or undertaken independently.
Up to now we have disregarded any learning and development recorded under other schemes, which meant that there was a disincentive for people to join and become chartered. I’m very glad that this barrier has now been removed, and we will be pursuing discussions with other organisations in 2017 to reach agreement on equivalence with the CIPR CPD system.
A second regulation change - ratifying the Finance Committee's position as one of the Institute's standing committees - was also made by Board and Council.
Further information on Chartered Status (Chart.PR) can be found online.