These days, professionals in all fields of expertise make a commitment to follow a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Generally it is accepted that specialists are considered to be more competent and experienced if they extend their knowledge as they follow a programme of development and learning. This means they are updating their current skills as well as developing new ones. In keeping with this approach, accredited eCMID vessel inspectors are required to follow this path.
The CPD programme has been endorsed by IMCA and is mandatory for members to maintain their accreditation. The programme has also been aligned with other Professional Bodies, Institutes and Learned Societies.
HOW THE CMID VESSEL INSPECTOR CPD PROGRAMME WORKS
Accredited inspectors are required to achieve a minimum of twelve points accrued over a fixed two year period, eg. January 2016 to December 2017. After the two year term the system will be reset back to zero.
Here is an example of how to accrue points: Accredited eCMID vessel inspector A N Other submits four eCMID reports over two years (total 8 points). He/she then subscribes to a professional journal (1 point) and attends one IMCA organised event (3 points). A N Other has now accrued the 12 points that are required.
The eCMID vessel inspector CPD programme is managed by the Marine Surveying Academy team and all questions can be answered by contacting them directly. Periodically you will be reminded by email about your CPD points status. A guide to the points values and how to earn them can be found by downloading the pdf below.
Click to view the eCMID Vessel Inspector CPD points table (pdf format)