The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) introduced a system of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for all the Registered Professionals on the 1st of April 2012.

The SACPCMP is also empowered by Section 13(k) of Act No. 48 of 2000 to determine after consultation with the Voluntary Associations and Registered Professionals conditions relating to the nature and extent of CPD.

What is CPD: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (1993) defines CPD as the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills, and the on-going development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout a practitioner’s working life.

Council resolved that CPD is one of the conditions for maintenance and renewal of registration. It is therefore compulsory for all registered professionals to undergo CPD. All registered professionals need to renew their registration every five (5) years to maintain their registration in a manner prescribed by the Council.