CPD is the acronym for Continuing Professional Development. It addresses the need for lifelong and continuous learning.
2. WHY INTRODUCING CPD?
The primary objective is to ensure that members are responsible for:
Maintaining and enhancing their existing technical knowledge and professional skills;
Learning new skills, to understand economic development and evaluate their impact on their organisations and on their own work, and to meet changing responsibilities and expectations; and
Keeping abreast with the current developments in internal auditing standards, procedures and techniques.
3. HOW DOES THE CPD HOURS SCHEME WORK?
The CPD hours can be derived from the following structured or non-structured activities :
Courses such as talks/seminars/workshops/conferences organised by IIA Malaysia
Courses organised by other professional bodies or employers (CPD subject to Board of Governors' approval)
Approved and published articles or books by IIA Malaysia
Serve as speaker/trainer
Serve as Committee Members of the activities organised by IIA Malaysia
4. WHO HAVE TO MAINTAIN THE CPD HOURS?
The introduction of the CPD Requirement will cover all Fellow and Professional Members of IIA Malaysia.
5. HOW MANY CPD HOURS IS REQUIRED?
Members are encouraged to fulfil 80 CPD hours over the period of two years. IIA Malaysia shall review the records of CPD at the end of every two years. The audit shall be based on calendar year that is from 1 January to 31 December.
6. HOW DO I RECORD?
Members are required to keep records of their CPD activities and the time expended. Records can consist of certificates of attendance, attendance lists, receipts, publications, statutory declaration or supporting letters from employers. Notification letter and reporting form will be sent at the beginning of each year to members who are scheduled to report in that year. Duly completed report must be submitted to the Institute by 31 March. Recording for new members will commence according to the date of joining :-
Join before 30 June
Join after 30 June
CPD requirement will commence 1 January of that year.
CPD requirement will commence 1 January the following year. CPD hours accumulated during the year of joining is allowed to be carried forward to the following year.
7. CAN I CARRY FORWARD MY CPD HOURS?
CPD hours in excess of the minimum can be carried over for a period of 2 years.
8. WHAT IF I FAILED TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENT?
Members who failed to fulfil the CPD Requirement will be given advice on the appropriate CPD activities and an action plan for completing the shortfall within a reasonable period of time. The Board of Governors possesses the final decision on the disciplinary action to be taken on members who failed to provide evident of sufficient CPD commitment.
9. IS THERE ANY PROVISION FOR EXEMPTION?
The following members are exempted from CPD Requirement :
Full exemption shall be granted to Senior Members.
Temporary exemption may be granted due to sickness. However, a written application must be submitted and be supported by a certificate from licensed physician or hospital and an official letter of confirmation of such incident from the employer.
10. WHEN WILL CPD REQUIREMENT BE ENFORCED?
Commencing 1 June 2003, all Fellow and Professional Members are encouraged to satisfy the CPD Requirements. For year 2003, 20 CPD hours are awarded to all existing Fellow and Professional Members, and Professional Members who join the Institute before 30 June 2003.
Training Programmes Such as workshops, seminars, talks and other activities conducted by IIA Malaysia.
1-2CPD per hour
Registration and Completion of CIA Certification CIA certification
Max 30 CPD
Publications A maximum of 50 hours may be awarded in the Publications category for each two-year period. Generally, one full journal page of single-spaced print is equal to 2 hours of CPD credit, with the following limits on each time of publication:
Books - 50 hours
Articles - 25 hours
Research papers - 25 hours
Contributions to publications should pertain to internal auditing or disciplines related to the Common Body of Knowledge. Published articles or books not related directly to internal auditing are acceptable if members are able to demonstrate that these activities contribute to their professional audit proficiency.
Max 50 CPD
Oral Presentations A maximum of 50 CPD hours may be awarded in the Oral Presentations category for each two-year period.
The hours reported for the first presentation will be based on the presentation time, plus credit for preparation time equivalent to three times the presentation time.
Subsequent presentations of the same material may be reported as presentation time only, up to a maximum of 10 CPD hours in each two-year period.
Max 50 CPD
Participation 2-4 CPD hours per meeting may be awarded to Governors, committee members or volunteers.
A maximum of 20 CPD hours may be awarded to member representing IIA Malaysia to a national or international meeting/function.
Max 4 CPD per meeting Max 20 CPD
Examination Proctor 2-4 CPD hours per session may be awarded to CIAs who assist in proctoring the examination. A maximum of 25 CPD hours may be awarded for each two-year period.
Max 25 CPD
Award Winner A maximum of 20 CPD hours may be awarded to an award winner.
Max 20 CPD
Notes: CPD credit will be awarded for full hours only with a minimum of 50 minutes constituting 1 hour. As an example, 100 minutes of continuous instruction would count for 2 hours; however, more than 50 minutes but less than 100 minutes of continuous instruction would count for only 1 hour. Only class contact or acceptable self-study hours are allowable. For continuous conferences and conventions where individual segments are less than 50 minutes, the sum of the segments should be considered one total program. For example, five 30-minute presentations would equal 150 minutes and should be counted as 3 contact hours