YOUR CPD RECORD
It is your responsibility to comply with your CPD obligations. Your employer is not obliged to pay for CPD courses or events. Cost-effective CPD events can be found on the ICF Events Calendar.
We advise that the simplest way to record CPD is by using the online CPD recording system in the Members’ Area. This is quick and easy to use, but if you prefer you can maintain your records however you chose, as long as it clearly demonstrates your obligation to lifelong learning.
Log in to the Members’ Area of the website using your membership number and password. Click on the My CPD tab in the top-level menu and visit My CPD Summary Report.
EXEMPTIONS FROM CPD
All practicing chartered members are required to complete their CPD requirements. A practicing member is defined as one in full or part-time practice or otherwise giving a professional service as a Chartered Forester or Chartered Arboriculturist. This includes unpaid services.
A non-practicing chartered member is required to sign a declaration of their non-practicing status, rendering them exempt from CPD requirements.
All practicing chartered members’ CPD records are monitored annually by the Institute’s Professional & Educational Standards Committee.
Every practising chartered member will, on request, provide the Institute with evidence of compliance with their CPD obligations. This monitoring exercise offers the opportunity for members to discuss any concerns they may have regarding the CPD compliance and to provide valuable feedback to the Professional & Educational Standards Committee. The Committee will provide guidance and advice to any member who is having difficulty in meeting the CPD requirement.
ICF will take action on non-compliance with the CPD requirements. Those members who do not respond to a monitoring request or accept the help offered in this regard, will be referred to the Professional & Educational Standards Committee.
If you feel that you are unlikely to be able to meet the minimum CPD requirement, then you should contact us as soon as possible for further guidance and advice. We may be able to advise you on a personal development plan or training plan to discuss with your employer.
For any further questions about CPD or ICF membership, please contact us.