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)

The Institution of Structural Engineers

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.

To assist RPEQs with their CPD requirements, BPEQ offers the Back in the Workforce bursary (open to female RPEQs, female RPEQ non-practising or former female RPEQs living in the State of Queensland) and the Remote Assistance bursary (open to RPEQs living in and predominantly undertaking professional engineering services in an outer regional, remote or very remote locality of Queensland).

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