Calculation of points earned for CPD events and programmes
When applying for the registration of a CPD programme of event, providers are requested to indicate their estimate of the number of CPD points to be earned through an activity. The final decision on the number of CPD points to be earned through an accredited activity is however at the sole discretion of ACRP.
- Points awarded for random CPD: A minimum of twenty CPD points per annum is required for random CPD. Points have a shelf life of two years. A total of 40 CPD points must be reached by the end of the second year of registration and be maintained on this level over any period of two years.
It is recommended that at least four points have to be on themes related to corporate governance and / or institutional ethics or human rights as applicable to ministry.
The calculation of points depends on a number of variables, such as the level of intensiveness or complexity of training, the duration of training, etc. As a (non-fixed) general rule of thumb the following for short courses up to four hours the calculation is one point per hour of active CPD activity. For a one-day course, the number of points will normally be 5, a course of two consecutive days will be awarded 8 points, and a course of three days or longer will be awarded a maximum of 10 credits. (If a good motivation is provided, the number of credits awarded could be changed.)
At least four points per annum must be on themes related to corporate governance and / or institutional ethics and human rights as applicable to ministry.
Note: attendance of the annual ACRP Conference and AGM will count for eight random CPD points
- Points awarded for structured CPD programmes: The calculation of CPD points for structured CPD programmes is one CPD point per notional hour (thus 20 credits are equal to 20 notional hours of training) per annum.
The 20 hours of structured CPD should be seen as the absolute minimum. It is recommended that the affiliate will rather do at least 100 hours or even more per annum so that progress towards the achievement of the relevant qualification may be expedited. (It is recommended that the structured CPD courses be designed to be offered in cycles covering the mutually related theoretical, practical and workplace components.)