CPD Program Basics

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program was updated in June 2022 to make program requirements clearer based on feedback received from members and lessons learned from the past year. Below is a table summarizing those changes. For full program details, refer to the updated version of the program document. Refer to the information further below for the annual requirements of the program.

Section Change
Section 3.3.4 – Presentations
(CPD Activity Category)


Presentation activities must be verifiable.
Section 3.3.6 – Contribution to Knowledge
(CPD Activity Category)


Activities outside the stated list of eligible activities can only be claimed once approved by APEGS.  See Section 3.3.6 for a full list of pre-approved eligible activities.
Table 4: CPD Credit Requirements for New Members
(see Section 4.5)


CPD credit requirements for new members have been adjusted.  Please refer to Table 4 in the CPD Program Document for full details.
Table 5 – CPD Credit Requirements for Waiver Holders
(see Section 4.6)
CPD credit requirements for licence waiver holders who reinstates their license part way through the year or licensed members who are granted a retro-active remission of fees, have been adjusted.  See Table 5 in the CPD Program Document for full details.

These members are required to obtain credits in at least three categories, which may include professional practice.

The annual requirements for members are:
  1. Create/update a CPD Plan
  2. Track your CPD
  3. Obtain your minimum number of credits
  4. Obtain credits in the minimum number of categories
  5. Obtain one hour of verifiable ethics training
  6. Report your CPD information online in APEGS Central, the self-serve portal

To determine the number of credits and categories needed each year, refer to the table below.

Annual Requirements for the CPD Program*

Credit requirement Minimum number of activity categories required Annual ethics component required? Annual reporting of CPD credits required?
Members-in-Training 80 3 Yes Yes
Professional Members 80 3 Yes Yes
Licensees 80 3 Yes Yes
Licence Waiver Holder** 30 2 Yes Yes
Temporary Licensees Not applicable
Life Members Not applicable
Applicants Not applicable

* Members joining APEGS part way through the reporting year may prorate requirements. See Section 4.5 of the CPD Program Document.

** The licence waiver holder requirements apply to any Member-in-Training, Professional Member or Engineering or Geoscience Licensee who has been granted a licence waiver for the entire year.

CPD Tutorials

To help members better understand how the CPD Program works, APEGS has put together a collection of helpful video tutorials.

APEGS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Tutorial – How the CPD Program Works

The information contained in this video is based on the 2020 CPD program requirements, not the 2022 requirements. New videos are currently in production and will be uploaded once complete. Refer to the 2022 CPD Program Document for the current CPD requirements.

APEGS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Tutorial – CPD Program Requirements
APEGS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Tutorial – CPD Plan and Scope of Practice
APEGS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Tutorial – CPD Activity Categories