CPD Guidelines 2017

IRI members who wish to progress their membership status within the IRI are required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and the IRI currently recommends that members should obtain 30 hours of CPD on an annual basis.

There are many ways in which members can earn CPD hours, including attending training courses and seminars, mentoring employees and apprentices, and reading industry publications.

The IRI recommends that members should obtain CPD hours under the following activities and provide guidance on maximum hours to be obtained under each. This guidance can be used to help you complete your CPD record sheet.

Notes: Please keep copies of CPD record cards and all supporting evidence. The maximum number of hours that can be claimed for CPD purposes is 7 hours for a full day and 3.5 hours for a half day.

CPD Categories

1. Training Courses and Workshops

Training courses that are specific to developing your refrigeration and AC knowledge and skills are eligible for CPD hours. Distance learning training is also acceptable.

Evidence required: A copy of a signed certificate.
Maximum claimable hours: 25 hours.

2. Conferences and Seminars/Lectures

The following are eligible for CPD hours:

  • Conferences and seminars organized or supported by the IRI.
  • Conferences and seminars organized or supported by other refrigeration and AC engineering related organizations.
  • IRI committee participation.

IRI members who are involved in the delivery of seminars and lectures can also claim CPD hours for both the preparation and delivery of the presentations.

Evidence required: Details of event including date, location and topic.
Maximum claimable hours: 20 hours.

3. Mentoring

The IRI recognises the value of members supporting apprentices or trainees and the following activities are eligible for CPD hours:

  • Mentoring apprentices or trainees in a refrigeration and AC engineering discipline.
  • Part time teaching or lecturing by non-academics.

Evidence Required: A letter from the individual being mentored or a letter from the educational establishment.
Maximum claimable hours: 10 hours.

4. Qualification Studies

All industry related and recognised qualifications are eligible for CPD hours.

Evidence Required: A copy of your qualification certificate or a letter of attendance signed by your tutor.
Maximum claimable hours: 30 hours.

5. Attending Exhibitions

The IRI recognises that attendance of industry related exhibitions counts towards an individual’s development and attending such exhibitions qualify for CPD hours.

Evidence Required: Proof of attendance will need to be demonstrated via booking confirmation or a copy of a name badge.
Maximum claimable hours: 8 hours.

6. Committees

IRI members who are involved in IRI committees can claim CPD hours for both the preparation and attendance/participation of same.

Evidence required: N/A
Maximum claimable hours:
20 hours.

7. Technical Writing

The writing of published technical articles, papers, journals and books related to refrigeration and AC engineering can qualify for CPD hours.

Evidence required: Copies of all materials will need to be provided as evidence.
Maximum claimable hours: 15 hours.

8. Private study

The IRI defines private study as learning new skills and/or improving refrigeration and AC engineering knowledge. The following are eligible for CPD hours:

  • Online research.
  • Learning new job related skills.
  • Reading refrigeration and AC engineering related publications.
  • Completion of CPD articles in IRI newsletter.

Evidence Required: Where applicable, evidence should be provided by noting the source of study and title of topic, as well as the date of study.
Maximum claimable hours: 8 hours.