The following categories of activities will be acceptable to SAQCC-CP/IPE committee for the granting of credits for CPD in accordance with the requirements shown below and subject to prior approval by the committee:
Structured or Developmental Activities: (Where Each Hour Is Recognised As a CPD Hour)
This Type of Activity Must Make Up a Minimum of 25% of the Total CPD Credits
- Attendance at SAIW monthly technical evening meetings or SAQCC-CP/IPE approved evening meetings organised by other professional institutions or technical societies (Evidence of attendance must be submitted with the submission of CPD evidence)
- Attendance at technical seminars, exhibitions, conferences organised by SAIW or other professional institutions. (Evidence of attendance must be submitted with the submission of CPD evidence)
- Making presentations at conferences, seminars or technical evening meetings. (Evidence must be provided with the submission of CPD evidence)
- Preparation of articles and reviews accepted for publishing. (Copies of the articles and reviews must be submitted with the submission of CPD evidence)
- Coaching, teaching or lecturing. (Evidence must be provided with the submission of CPD evidence)
- Committee, panel, Council or Board work on behalf of SAIW, SAIW Certification, SAQCC-CP/IPE, SAQCC-NDT, SAQCC-Corrosion or other professional institutions or technical societies. (Evidence of attendance must be provided with the submission of CPD evidence)
- In-house training based on a formal, recorded and auditable programme. (Programme details must be submitted to the committee for prior approval and evidence must be provided with the submission of CPD evidence)
- Further education studies and post qualification studies which are directly related to the applicant's field of work.
Semi-Structured: (Where Two Hours are accepted as One CPD Hour)
This Type of Activity Will Be Limited to 50% of the Total CPD Requirement
- Further education studies and post qualification studies not necessarily directly related to the applicant's field of work.
Details of both types of activities have to be submitted with the submission of CPD evidence.
Unstructured: (Where Four Hours are accepted as One CPD Hour)
This Type of Activity Will be Limited to 25% of the Total CPD Requirement
- Private study such as reading publications and learned journals relevant to the individual's own particular field. (References must be provided on the names, issue numbers and dates of each publication and/or journal
- Private study involving distance and open learning study, which is not assessed and does not lead to a qualification. (Full details and syllabi must be submitted with the application)
Membership/attendance at technical committee meetings within the individual’s organisation. (This will not include planning, progress or other production related meetings). A senior representative of the organisation must verify attendance at such meetings.
Approval of CPD Activities
All CPD activities must be approved by the SAQCC-CP/IPE committee before they will be accepted as evidence in support of certification applications.
The SAQCC-CP/IPE committee will allocate CPD credits to approved activities.
CPD is essentially a learning process aimed at continuing improvement and growth. It involves the individual taking on the responsibility for his/her’s own life-long learning, which will be of benefit to the individual and employer.
The important elements are:
- the development of personal qualities
- the broadening of knowledge and skill
The SAQCC-CP/IPE committee requires that every certified CP or IPE provide evidence of twenty-four hours CPD over the three-year intervention periods leading to re-certification.
This CPD evidence will be required to be submitted to the SAIW Certification for ratification. This submission of CPD evidence will be applicable from the start of the first renewal period.
CPD record cards will be made available to all certified CPs and IPEs for recording of CPD credits.
All CPD activities on the record card must be authenticated by the event organiser or by the individual’s employer.
Self-authentication is not acceptable. In the event that a certified person does not comply with the CPD requirements, his/her ongoing certification status will be reviewed by the SAQCC-CP committee and may be withdrawn.
- All documentation submitted by applicants, when applying to SAIW Certification for certification, must be original or photocopies verified by a Commissioner of Oaths or South African Police Services.
- Verification of an applicant's identity is required and will only be accepted in the form of a current, valid national identity document or travel document.
- The identity or travel document being used must contain a current black and white or colour photograph of the applicant.
In conjunction with the application form, each applicant will be supplied with an information sheet, GF 07, detailing the applicant’s rights of appeal and complaint with reference to certification.
- Southern African Institute of Welding
- South African Institute for Non-Destructive Testing
- Corrosion Institute of South Africa
- Aluminium Federation of South Africa
- Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association
- University of Witwatersrand
- Polymeric and Composites Institute of South Africa
- The Plastics Institute of South Africa
- Vaal University of Technology
- South African Institution of Mechanical Engineers (On an individual meeting basis)
- Association of Inspection Authorities
- Vessels under Pressure Committee (Subject to submission of evidence of attendance and of relevant topics of discussion)
- Sasol/Sassda Technical and Code workshops
- Other professional institutions and technical societies may be added to the list by application to or at the discretion of the SAQCC-CP/IPE committee.