End of 2017 CPD and Standing Instructions v2.0 Reminders

Members are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) records are compliant by 31 December 2017.

Technical issues during API office closure period

Assistance will not be available when the API offices are closed. If you experience difficulties during the break, please email education@api.org.au and we will respond on our return. For technical difficulties, we will be happy to backdate to 2017 any CPD activities delayed as a result. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Online CPD Diary

In 2016 the API launched an online system for efficiency and better member service. You can now upload your CPD claims progressively, and for most API events this is automated. For more go to CPD Diary and CPD Diary – adding an entry.

If unsure how to access the online system go to My Portal – log in. For password issues go to Reset my Password.

Uploading of “Evidence”

Uploading of evidence (such as attendance records) is now optional. You may find it beneficial to upload evidence as you record activities to save you time in the future if you get selected for CPD audits.

2017 changes in the CPD Policy

Please note that there have been some modest changes in CPD rules effective April 2017. The changes were made to simplify the CPD requirements and provided more flexibility in the way a Member can obtain the relevant CPD points. You should not have been impacted negatively by the changes. The CPD Policy can be viewed here.

CPD Certificates

2017 CPD Compliance Certificates will be available online from 1 January 2018 at www.api.org.au in My Portal> My Content > Certificates, for members who have met 2017 CPD requirements. This will over-ride 2016 CPD Compliance Certificates, and members should download existing certificates by then if needed.

Who has to do CPD?

If you provide professional services you have an ethical obligation to keep up to date. Like other professional bodies, the API has measurable requirements and individuals may be audited.

The API has CPD rules as a condition of membership for Life Fellow, Fellow, Associate and Provisional members. Members must complete a certain level of CPD by the end of each calendar year. This is critical for those needing an annual CPD Compliance Certificate.

Why do we do CPD?

Your CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is part of a broader public commitment that all professions make. The aim is keep knowledge current for competent professional advice, and develop personal qualities to maintain public trust.

For further questions check the following links or email to education@api.org.au

Residential Valuation Standing Instructions v2.0

Completion of this year’s Residential Valuation Standing Instructions Version 2.0 Online Module is compulsory for Valuers undertaking residential valuation on bank panels (Lenders’ requirements may vary). Valuers who seek or wish to maintain a place on a Lender panel must complete the module before they can commence panel valuation work for 2018.

The Lenders require Valuers to complete the online module by 31 Dec 2017 (but please be aware that the API offices will be closed 23 December 2017 until 7 January 2018 – offices reopen on 8 January 2018). The cost is $60 and Members will be awarded 3 CPD points for completion.

To enrol: https://www.api.org.au/online-enrolments-residential-valuation-standing-instructions

Risk Management Module Completion Certificates

Members undertaking valuations of Australian property must hold a current API Risk Management Module Completion Certificate. This is obtained by completing prescribed Structured CPD coursework or online modules every three years.

Other Online Modules

If you are looking to enrol into any of the other online modules you need to do so at: https://www.api.org.au/online-learning

For assistance:

When you have completed an online module please do not add this module to your CPD Diary as this will be done automatically.  There may be a delay in the item appearing, but it will appear.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the API Education team on education@api.org.au.