CPD Records

Record your CPD activities 

The Engineering Council now requires all of its Licensed Members (incl. BINDT) to carry out a sample audit of registrants' CPD records. BINDT has decided to apply this policy to all members, whether registered or not. Note that it is not our intention to penalise members who cannot provide evidence of their CPD and there is no stipulation on the type or amount of CPD carried out.

The sample audit will be carried out annually by peer review and feedback may be given if requested. We will be looking to inform and advise our members on how they can get the very best out of their existing CPD activities and to signpost new opportunities.

CPD records may be submitted in any format, although members are encouraged to use the ‘My Career’ tool which can be found in the Members’ Area of the BINDT website (click here).

The following table gives examples of CPD activities with points allocation. The Institute’s opinion is that a realistic target for most people should be 20 points per year, unless 20 points have been achieved by virtue of a successful recertification examination, in which case the target should be 30 points.

Please note:
  1. Activities listed in section A may also be used for renewal of PCN Level 3 Certification.
  2. Activities listed in section B may also be used for renewal of PCN Level 2 Certification.
  3. Activities listed in section C may be used for renewal of PCN Level 2 and 3 Certification, but the points value allocated in this CPD Scheme may vary from those allocated by PCN.
(For full details of the PCN Renewal/Recertification Scheme please consult PCN Documents CP16 and CP17.)

 Section A
 Points per activity
1Attendance at NDT conference, seminar or symposium
1
2Attendance at NDT society Branch technical meetings
1
3Attendance at national and/or international standards committees
1
4Convenorship of national and/or international standards committees
1
5Attendance at sessions of NDT committees
1
6Convenorship of sessions of NDT committees
1
7Attendance at sessions of NDT-related working groups
1
8Convenorship of session of NDT-related working groups
1
9PCN examiner (only for PCN test centre employees)
1
 Section B
 Points per activity
1Monitoring or reinspection of NDT appropriate to the certificate to be renewed, carried out by an appropriately certificated individual and recorded in a PCN-approved log (two points awarded per surveillance)
2
2Successful practical testing, under the supervision of an appropriately qualified person, of a relevant training specimen provided by a BINDT-accredited training organisation, and recorded in a PCN-approved log (two points per specimen successfully tested)
2
3A successful recertification or supplementary examination conducted by an authorised PCN test centre
20
4Attendance at BINDT Branch Continuing Professional Development evenings (per meeting) or at BINDT or other professional society conferences, seminars or symposia (per day attendance at an appropriate event)
2
 Section C
 Points per activity
1Contributing towards NDT-related technical papers to be published in a journal or presented at a conference or seminar (per paper)
2
2Attending NDT technical training courses (per two hours)
1


If you have not yet submitted your CPD records, we would encourage you to do so as soon as possible in order for BINDT to fulfil its obligation to the Engineering Council.

In addition, we would be most grateful if you would volunteer to take part in our sample audit. This would simply involve an independent review of your CPD records, irrespective of format submitted. If you are already using the ‘My Career’ tool on the BINDT website, please grant us permission to view your records by ticking the CPD Monitoring Scheme box on your 'My Career' page.