Professional CPD is designed to help scientists and technical professionals in South Africa earn CPD points and maintain their professional registration.
Scientific and technical professionals often find it challenging to balance busy working lives and the learning requirements of maintaining their professional registration status. Even their employers may find it difficult to provide out-of-office opportunities to learn, simply due to project demands. Yet, professional registration with the appropriate council is essential to these professionals’ success and credibility in their fields.
Life-long learning is more than just a requirement from professional councils, however. Science and technology are advancing rapidly, with new discoveries and tools coming to light almost daily. To stay on top of developments and maintain a relevant, up-to-date skill set is vitally important for professionals if they want to remain not just employable, but in demand.
Both employers and professionals themselves recognize this necessity, and the time constraints so often standing in the way. From Animal Scientists to Engineers, Environmental Scientists to Architects and Quantity Surveyors, professional registration is critical to success in the field. But despite awareness of this need, professionals can struggle to find the time to attend training, workshops and conferences.