Achieving an IEMA Professional membership grade is a fantastic benchmark of your learning, experience and skills – but what do you need to do to maintain that membership, and ensure you continue to stay current and compliant?

Setting suitable, exciting goals that will boost your knowledge and skills is an important part of your working life. It encourages you to stay up-to-date and supports you on your way towards achieving your next career goal like a promotion, pay rise, or upgrade as outlined in IEMA's CPD Policy

Recording a varied programme of CPD activities is not only another important step in your annual learning and development, it’s a mandatory requirement for all members with a Professional membership grade.

If you have any questions about CPD, why you should do it and how, check out our Top Ten CPD FAQ's HERE

Mandatory Submission

Up to this point recording your annual CPD has been mandatory but submitting your CPD record has not been.

In April 2018, we will begin calling in a sample of CPD records from across the Membership.

Each quarter, we’ll select a random sample of 2% of each professional membership grade, from Graduate through to Full and Specialist Registers. If you’re selected, you’ll have one month to prepare and submit your CPD record – ensuring that IEMA membership maintains the same high standards needed to lead the profession.

Voluntary Submission

You can also submit your CPD voluntarily. We recommend submitting your completed form to when renewing your yearly membership, as an annual benchmark of your learning. To do this, use your Benefits Map to help you find and access all your IEMA CPD opportunities.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is about developing and celebrating your professional credentials, helping you get where you want to be and to get the right recognition for all you’ve learned and achieved.

Begin logging your CPD now so you can declare you have met the CPD requirements when your renewal comes around.

Tracking your Continuing Professional Development activity with your IEMA CPD forms helps you to:

  • Identify and set forward looking professional development goals
  • Use the benefits you get from your IEMA membership, the experience you gain in the workplace and any other professional opportunities you encounter to work towards your goals
  • Reflect on the progress you have made so far
  • Understand where you want to go next and what you want to learn

If you have any questions about CPD, why you should do it and how, check out our Top Ten CPD FAQ's HERE

Begin your step by step process HERE

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