Professional Development Manual for Compliance

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Thursday, April 12, 2007
Professional Development Program Undergoes Revision Over the past year the Professional Development Committee has spent considerable time reviewing the APEPEI Professional Development Program Compliance Manual and has recommended several changes to the program which have been approved by the APEPEI Council. The significant changes to the PD Program are as follow: • An averaging system has been installed in which Members must accumulate an average of 80 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) per year, over a three year period, with a minimum of 60 PDHs in any one year. Note that PDH credits accumulated in excess of the annual maximum in a particular category may only be carried forward for one year. • Members who are unable to practise due to sickness or disablement may apply for a Sick or Disabled PD program exemption of twelve months during which they are not required to accumulate any PDHs and can return to full member status anytime during the twelve month period by notifying the Association. • Members who have in excess of 25 years professional experience and who practise less than 400 hours in a year may apply for Part-Time PD Status. Members who are approved for Part-Time PD Status must accumulate a minimum of 40 PDHs per year. Part-Time program exceptions must be applied for on a yearly basis and are only valid for only twelve months. • Members who are on leave for parental purposes may apply for a Parental Leave PD program exemption of twelve months during which they are not required to accumulate any PDHs and can return to full member status anytime during the twelve month period by notifying the Association. If a member wishes to retain the right to practise the member must accumulate a minimum of 40 PDHs during the period of Parental Leave Status. • Members who feel that their situation should be given special consideration may apply Special Consideration Status. Special Consideration Status must be approved by Council and the conditions applicable to the exception will be determined at such time. Program exceptions will normally be valid for period not in excess of twelve months unless approved by Council. Revisions to the Professional Development Program will be effective retroactive as of January 01, 2007. All Members, Engineer-in-Training and Licensees are advised to review the updated “Continuing Professional Development Program for Professional Members, Licenses an Engineers-in-Training Compliance Manual”.
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