Continuing Professional Development Presentations

On 1st January 2007, the renewal of professional registration of all persons controlled by the Architectural Profession Act (No 44 of 2000) became conditional upon an accumulation of points earned through the participation in Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities.

While the statutory requirement might be an affront to some, any practitioner who believes in his/her vocation, should, as a matter of principle, want to attain and maintain the highest levels of competence in practice.

In this context, CPD is understood as a process that “maintains, enhances and increases the knowledge and skills necessary for the proper execution of professional duties” (SACAP circular to all registered persons dated 30 May 2006). The system is structured on a 5-year cycle within which architects must earn a minimum of 25 credit points.

CPD Presentations are done on a continuous basis by AAAMSA to keep professionals informed on changes in the building industry, certified products and technical standards.