CPD Program Basics

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program was updated in March 2023. For full program details, refer to the updated version of the program document. Refer to the information below for a summary of the program’s annual requirements.

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*

Credits required Minimum number of categories Annual verifiable ethics training Update CPD plan Report CPD information online Enter Scope of Practice online
Members-in-Training 80 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Professional Members 80 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Engineering and Geoscience Licensees 80 3 Yes Yes Yes N/A
Licence Waiver Holders 30
(reported outside professional practice)
(reported outside professional practice)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Members are eligible for the “Reporting Elsewhere” option Must meet the requirements for their reporting jurisdiction Check the “Reporting Elsewhere” box Yes
Temporary Licensees Not applicable
Life Members Not applicable
Applicants Not applicable

* Additional conditions may apply. See Table 3 in the CPD program document for further details.

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