What are the sort of activities that can be undertaken as CPD? The answer is of course that anything that adds to your learning.
Examples of CPD activities:
- Participating in seminars, meetings or workshops organised by the Society, other Actuarial Professional bodies, other Professional bodies or Industry bodies. Only business sessions attended can be recorded as CPD hours. Participation via webinar or other online methods will count the same as participation in person. This would include watching or listening to recorded meetings or seminars.
- Reading technical papers presented at a seminar, meeting or workshop provided by the Society, other Actuarial Professional bodies, other Professional bodies or Industry bodies or reading technical or professional papers or journals. This can also include listening to delivery of and discussion of such presentations by electronic means after the event.
- Undertaking actuarial courses conducted by the Society or other Actuarial Professional body, including study toward an actuarial qualification.
- Undertaking courses conducted by the Society, other professional body or tertiary institution leading to a degree, diploma or post graduate qualification.
- Participating in formal training or education (in house or external) relating to actuarial or industry developments.
- Undertaking self-study courses.
- Serving on a committee, taskforce, interest group, technical or research committee of the Society or other professional Actuarial body which is a member of the International Actuarial Association.
- Serving as a member of Council at Council meetings of the Society.
- Serving as a lecturer, examiner, tutor or marker for any professional Actuarial body which is a member of the International Actuarial Association.
- Writing papers for professional meetings, conventions or journals. Time spent on researching material and writing technical papers can be recorded as CPD. Time spent on layout, design or artwork must not be recorded as CPD.
- Attending courses to develop business or management skills either in house or external to the place of employment. A business degree course at a university is included in this.
- A commercial activity may be recorded as CPD provided that the activity results in the improvement of the Technical Skills, Professional Skills or Business and Management Skills of the Member.
In order to take a deliberate approach to CPD, that focuses on your knowledge requirements and capability gaps, it is strongly recommend that you have a plan for your CPD.