Mandatory CPD checking for Engineering Council Registrants

Carrying out regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is recommended for all IFE members; however, those who are also registered with the Engineering Council (EngC) are obliged to undertake CPD as part of the registration agreement. Each year, all Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs), including the IFE, are required by the Engineering Council to select a random sample of their EngC registrants’ CPD.

The 2020 random CPD sampling process is underway, and those selected have now been contacted and asked to send in their CPD record for the last year. The CPD submissions must demonstrate that skills are being kept current and that CPD activity is relevant to fire engineering.

Commitment to CPD not only demonstrates that you maintain your professionalism but helps to maintain the reputation of the fire and engineering profession, something which is of vital importance in today’s current climate.

The monitoring and auditing of the sample will be carried out at IFE International Head Quarters by a panel made up of members of the IFE Registrants Group and feedback will be given to those selected.

If you are a registered CEng, IEng or EngTech you need to ensure your CPD record is kept up to date. Should you be selected for future sampling, CPD can be submitted in any acceptable format. Many members use mycareerpath®, our online CPD tool, which is available to all current members of the IFE on the MyIFE portal. The IFE’s CPD guidance and paper-based recording template are also available on our website. Other useful references include the IFE CPD Guidance and the Recognised Activity listing.

For more details regarding EngC and CPD, including a useful video, please click here.

No matter what membership grade or registration status with the IFE, demonstrating regular commitment to CPD is becoming increasingly important and we encourage all our members and registrants to carry it out and record it.

If you require assistance or have any feedback regarding mycareerpath® please contact membership@ife.org.uk.