Continuing Professional Development

Activity Guide


Description of Acceptable CPD Activities

# Type   Activity Description Record Requirements
1Employment / WorkingEmployed or self-employed in a technology-related business or field including leadership, management or supervisory functions or teaching. Claim 1 CPD point per month you were employed or actively seeking employment to a maximum of 12 points per calendar year.
2Formal LearningFormal learning at a post-secondary education institution completing courses related to the work you do or plan to do. Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours of education or training completed.
3Non-formal learningNon-formal learning including self-directed study, seminars, workshops, webinars, technical field trips, or on-the-job training. Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours of non-formal learning activity.
4Non-formal learningNon-formal learning by reading books, journals or technical publications related to the work you do or plan to do.Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours of reading.
5Non-formal learningNon-formal learning by writing technical papers, articles, chapters or reviews that may be published in journals, books or submitted for professional or commercial purposes. Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours researching or writing.
6PresentingPresenting or teaching a course or training program related to your discipline or professional practice.Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours of education or training planned or taught.
7PresentingPresenting at conferences, workshops or seminars related to your discipline or professional practice.Claim 1 CPD point for 10 hours preparing and giving a presentation. No CPD points for repeating the presentation.
8VolunteeringVolunteering on education boards, industry advisory committees or similar profession-related organizations or associations. Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours preparing for or attending meetings either in person or by teleconference.
9VolunteeringVolunteering on the ASTTBC Council, Board of Examiners, Practice Review Board, Accreditation Board, a Technical Specialist Certification Board or a Committee. Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours preparing for or attending meetings either in person or by teleconference.
10VolunteeringVolunteering as a File Reviewer for the Board of Examiners or Technical Specialist Certification Board. Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours reviewing files or attending meetings either in person or by teleconference.
11VolunteeringVolunteering as a member of an accreditation audit team.Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours of accreditation activity including review of materials, site visits, audit team meetings.
12VolunteeringVolunteering as an ASTTBC mentor or mentee.Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours of activity.
13AttendingAttending ASTTBC AGM or awards event (TARC) Claim 1 CPD point per event
14OtherOther activity you consider as professional development. Claim 1 CPD point for every 10 hours of activity.

Description of Acceptable CPD Activities

# Type   Activity Description Record Requirements
1 Other  

Employed or self-employed in a technical capacity including leadership, management or supervisory functions.

Enter 1 CPD point per month you were employed or actively seeking employment to a maximum of 12 points per calendar year.
2 Training   Successful completion of a course or program related to your discipline that was provided by an accredited education institution or training provider.
Enter 1 CPD point for every 5 hours of education or training completed.
3 Training   Successful completion of a leadership, management, teamwork, supervision, financial or similar courses or training provided by a credible education institution or training provider.
Enter 1 CPD point for every 5 hours of education or training completed.
4 Training   Participating in non-formal learning including self-directed study, technical field trips, employer training programs or structured on-the-job training.
Enter 1 CPD point for every 8 hours of non-formal learning activity.
5 Presenting   Writing technical papers, articles, chapters or reviews that are published in journals, books or submitted for other professional or commercial purposes.
Enter 1 CPD point for every 5 pages (approximately) of written content.
6 Presenting   Designing, developing or teaching a training program or course of study related to your discipline or professional practice.
Enter 1 CPD point for every 5 hours of education or training planned or taught.
7 Presenting   Presenting at conferences, workshops or seminars related to your discipline or professional practice.
Enter 3 CPD points for every conference or presentation given during the calendar year.
8 Attending   Attending conferences, workshops, seminars or webinars.
Enter 1 CPD point for every 7 hours of a conference, workshop or seminar attended.
9 Volunteering   Serving on College or education boards, industry advisory committees or equivalent including other profession-related organizations or associations.
Enter 1 CPD point for each meeting attended either in person or by teleconference
10 Volunteering   Serving on an ASTTBC Council, Board of Examiners, the Practice Review Board, Accreditation Board, Technical Specialist Certification Board or Committee. 
Enter 1 CPD point for each meeting attended either in person or by teleconference.
11 Volunteering   Volunteering as a File Reviewer for the Board of Examiners or Technical Specialist Certification Board or as a PRB investigator.
Enter 1 CPD point for every file reviewed or complaint investigated.
12 Volunteering   Participating as a member of an accreditation team.
Enter 3 CPD points for each education or training program accredited.
13 Other   Membership in a relevant learned society.
Enter 3 CPD points for the current year of membership.
14 Volunteering   Participating as an ASTTBC mentor or mentee.
Enter 1 CPD point for every 5 hours of activity.
15 Attending   Attending ASTTBC Annual General Meeting.
Enter 2 CPD points.
16 Other   Receiving an award for technical excellence or service by an employer, agency or association.
Enter 3 CPD points for an award.
17 Training   Subscribing to and reading discipline-related journals or technical publications.
Enter 3 CPD points for each annual subscription.  
18 Other   Other activity you consider as professional development.
Submit for assessment by the CPD committee of the ASTTBC Accreditation Board a description of the activity including the amount of time you were involved.