ECSA clarifies CPD for retired registered persons

Ivan Horner, the Manager of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), issued a notice on 2 November highlighting the CPD requirements for retired registered persons.

It is compulsory for all registered persons, whether retired or not, who carry out or consult on any engineering work must renew their registration at the end of the cycle.

Referring to rule 8(2) of the Rules on CPD, the notice says the following registered persons are exempt from obtaining CPD credits:

  • Registered persons who have retired completely and no longer carry out any engineering work in a consulting capacity or salaried position and who are on the Council’s register as “retired”.
  • Retired registered persons on the Council’s register of retired persons and who carry out part-time engineering work within limits defined by the Council for purposes of listing as a retired person (less than 300 hours per year) are exempted from the requirement to accumulate five credits in Category 1 specified in Table B: Category Activities but must accumulate at least one (1) credit per year in any of the categories.
  • Registered persons who are 70 years of age or more, who remain active in engineering and carry out more than the 300 hours per year of engineering work are exempted from the requirement to accumulate five credits in Category 1 specified in Table B: Category Activities but must accumulate at least three (3) credits per year in any of the categories.

Should an exempted registered person listed above resume engineering work or related activities, he/she needs to notify the Council of such changes formally.

Download the documents at www.ecsa.co.za

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