Continuing Professional Development

Engineers must undertake a minimum of 150 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) over three years to continue to be eligible for registration. BPEQ has aligned its CPD requirements with those of the approved assessment entities.

AusIMM 

Engineers Australia  

Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland Division (IPWEAQ)

Professionals Australia

Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)


CPD would be expected to include a combination of activities such as:
Formal education and training (courses/lectures);
Informal learning activities (eg. reading journals and manuals);
Conferences and meetings;
Presentations and papers;
Service activities (eg. CPD auditor and reviewing technical papers); and
Industry Involvement (for academics).

RPEQs are expected to record their CPD hours and demonstrate to BPEQ they have met the requirement of 150 hours of CPD over three years.

In an effort to to assist women in engineering meet the costs of CPD, allowing them to regain their RPEQ status and return to the workforce, BPEQ has established the Back in the Workforce bursary. The bursary is open to female RPEQs, RPEQ non-practising or former RPEQs living in the State of Queensland.

For more information on CPD requirements see CPD – the Board’s selection rationale or the respective assessment entities that offer CPD.