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How CPD works

In pursuit of uplifting the plumbing industry and building support for the PIRB CPD program, IOPSA has formulated the CPD calendar of activities and will continue to drive and promote continuous development of plumbers.
Plumbing industry registered plumbers are required to acquire new and updated levels of knowledge and skills that will not only add measurable benefits to the practice of plumbing compliant with mandatory national standards and regulations, but also enhance and promote professional integrity of the plumbing industry.

In addition to maintaining their own competence, the registered person should strive to contribute to the advancement and promotion of the plumbing industry, and to the profession in general.

Plumbing Industry registered plumbers will be required to obtain 25 Continual Professional Development (CPD) credits over a 12 month cycle. CPD credit’s must be obtained from two of the three categories, with at least 50% of the required credits per annum being obtained from Category 1 CPD Categories.

Category 1    Developmental Activities:   

Development CPD Activities are activities that are related to a structured educational and developmental meetings, seminars and training programs.  All development activities must be approved and accredited by the PIRB before a CPD credit(s) may be allocated to the relevant activities and be awarded to the relevant registered person.

Category 2    Work-based Activities:   

Work-based CPD Activities are activities that are related to any work-based related plumbing activities.  These activities may include but not be limited to, learner mentorship programs and issuing of plumbing certificates of compliance.  All work-based activities must be approved and accredited by the PIRB before a CPD credit(s) may be allocated to the relevant activities and be awarded to the relevant registered person.

Category 3    Individual Activities:   

As the name implies individual CPD Activities are activities that are related to activities under taken by the each relevant individual.  These activities may include but not be limited to serving on a voluntary association related to the plumbing and or building industry, writing a technical article and or part-time lecturing/training.  All individual activities must be approved and accredited by the PIRB before a CPD credit(s) may be allocated to the relevant activities and be awarded to the relevant registered person.

Phase in of CPD points system.

First year (2016)

An individual will be able to obtain CPD credits from any category.

15 credits will be required in the first year over a 12 month cycle.

Second year   

CPD Credits credit’s must be obtained from two of the three categories, with at least 50% of the required credits per annum being obtained from Category 1   

20 Credits will be required over a 12 month cycle.                    

Third year and ongoing PIRB registration   

CPD Credits credit’s must be obtained from two of the three categories, with at least 50% of the required credits per annum being obtained from Category 1   

25 Credits will be required over a 12 month cycle.

  1. CPD points
         Points allocated to CPD activities are based on two criteria being length and difficulty of activity.
  1. CPD calendar
         View CPD activities


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