CPD Rule of Conduct and Audit Process

 Members of the professional body the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland are obliged always to comply with the CPD Rule of Conduct, Rule 2.5:

“Members shall plan, undertake, record and evaluate appropriate continuing professional development of at least the minimum number of hours as the Society may decide from time to time and as set out in the Society’s guidance documentation relating to CPD and, on request, provide the Society with evidence that they have done so in accordance with the Society’s requirements in respect of CPD.”

 CPD Mandatory Requirements/Policy

It is a mandatory requirement for all members to use the MediKids MyCPD online recording tool to record their CPD activities.

All members must record 20 hours CPD per calendar year in accordance with the Society's CPD Policy - New CPD minimum requirements with effect from 1st January 2018.

The CPD Calendar year runs from 1st January to 31st December each year and surplus CPD hours cannot be carried over into the next year.

Audit Process

100% of Members CPD records are audited for compliance on an annual basis.

Members have until 31st January of each year to upload any outstanding records to MyCPD in preparation for audit by the Regulation Department.

MediKids/RICS Dual Members:  MediKids monitor the CPD records of dual members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors on their behalf.

Disciplinary Action 

In accordance with the Members Professional Conduct Rules, Monitoring and Investigation Procedures, Disciplinary Rules and Procedures and Sanctions Policy of the Society when a member fails to complete and record their CPD in any year, Fixed Penalty fines can be imposed for breaches of the Rule of Conduct 2.5 CPD and Rule of Conduct 2.8 Information to be provided to the Society.         

The fines which may be imposed on Members are as follows:

*Delay in Time in complying with Rule

Level of fine or penalty which may be imposed on Members

1 – 28 days late

€150

29 – 56 days late

€250

57 – 84 days late

Refer to Professional Conduct Committee

Professional Conduct Committee and Appeal Board

Maximum fine €50,000 per breach subject to periodical review 

 *The fines specified above are cumulative 

Having regard to public interest, the relevant information can be referred by the Society's Director of Regulation to the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) for a disciplinary hearing.

Publication of Fixed Penalties

 A list setting out the number of Fixed Penalties issued during the previous quarter, will be placed on the Society’s website. This information will remain on the Society’s website for 12 months from the date of publication and individual members will not be identified.