Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how you keep up to date with current practice; it drives you to improve your skills and progress into new roles, and helps keep you employable throughout your working life.

Studying through the IET Academy is a flexible and convenient way to maintain your CPD and demonstrate your skills to your employer and the IET, under the IET’s CPD Monitoring Scheme.

If you are looking to improve your skills for that next career step, or you need to maintain and enhance your competences to support your professional registration at the IET, the IET Academy offers you a range of technical and professional courses to suite your learning needs.

CPD hours

Online courses range up to 30 hours and can be studied in full or taken in bite-size units, allowing you to plan your learning as and when you need it.

Each course is driven by specific learning objectives to ensure your learning needs are fully met.  When it comes to recording your CPD with the IET using Career Manager, these goals will help you to reflect on what you have learned, and enable you to record these achievements in your CPD records.

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On successful completion of each course and/or unit you will be awarded a certificate which will demonstrate your competency.