A CPD year for all levels of membership runs alongside your individual renewal cycle; there is no grace period. CPD not completed by the membership renewal date will not be considered as CPD achievedfor that year and the ICA Member will therefore not qualify for a CPD completion certification issued by ICA each year. CPD hours carried out over and above the recommended or compulsory annual requirement will not be carried forward to the next CPD year.
Members undertaking CPD with other professional bodies
ICA Members are drawn from a wide range of professional backgrounds and experience, and the ICA recognises that many are members of other professional bodies with their own CPD schemes. ICA Members can ‘double count’ CPD completed through other professional bodies towards completion of their ICA CPD obligation, provided all the other conditions of the ICA scheme are met.
Suspension of CPD regulations
The requirements of the ICA CPD scheme may be suspended in certain circumstances. For example, ICA Members not in employment due to illness, unemployment or maternity leave may suspend the CPD requirement during this period. It is not necessary to make a formal application to the ICA, but Members should enter the reason for the suspension and the relevant dates on their CPD record and keep documentation substantiating the circumstances of the suspension to be submitted to ICA, if requested. Members are expected to resume CPD when the situation leading to the suspension ends. Retired members are exempt from CPD.
Failure to comply with CPD regulations
Failure to comply with CPD requirements is a breach of ICA regulations. It constitutes misconduct that will be referred to the Membership Committee, which may require an appropriate disciplinary hearing be convened to address the breach.
If you are unable to complete CPD in accordance with ICA requirements, please contact us to discuss and agree appropriate action.
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