Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) describes the learning activities and engage to develop and enhance professional`s competencies. It combines different approaches to learning, such as training workshops, conferences, events, e-learning programs, best practice techniques, etc. focused to become proactive and improve your professional development.

According to the IPMA ICR v4.1, all individuals certified by IPMA 4LC system need to achieve at least 35 hours of CPD hours each year, which is proportionate to 175 hours in 5 years, in order to be eligible for re-certification.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a personal commitment made by a project professional to:

  • expand professional capabilities;
  • keep up to date with trends;
  • improve job performance by learning using various sources and approaches;Continuing Professional Development
  • prepare for professional IPMA certification and re-certification.

 

This is how IPMA Serbia Cert sees your CPD journey in project management:

    1. Non-formal CPD activities

     

    Non-formal CPD activities (min 35h/y and min 175h/5y) – needs separate elaboration and self-reflectionRecommended values
    Discussion panels, self-learning (TV, Internet, etc.), book reading, interaction with PM special interest groups, simulations, games, etc. 

    Up to 15 CPDs (detailed elaboration and clarification for the MA needed)

    Professional work such as: working in the field of Project Management, Management, etc.
    Membership in the MA/IPMA5

     

    1. Formal CPD activities

     

    Formal CPD activities (min 35h/y and min 175h/y)non IPMAIPMA
     

    Education & Training (non-formal):

     

    CPD – non REG partners

     

    CPD – IPMA REG partners

    Attending1/h2/h
    Delivering2/h/per competence3/h/ per competence
     

    Formal qualifications from Education:

     

    CPD – non REG partners

     

    CPD – IPMA REG partners

    Bachelor Diploma in PM area1015
    Master diploma in PM area1520
    PhD in PM area2025
     

    Volunteering (hours per year)

     

    non IPMA/MA organizations

     

    IPMA/MA organizations

    Local PM Associations, Local SIGs05
    Global PM Associations, International SIGs, etc.510
     

    Publications:

    Journal paper, blog post, case study, etc.5
    Research journal paper in the international journals or proceedings, book chapter, etc.7
    Book in the PM field (authored or edited)1015
     

    Conferences and Events

     

    Conferences Attendance:

    One-day workshops & seminars, forums, etc.0.5/h1/h
    International PM conferences (min. 2 days)810
    Annual National PM conference (min. 2 days without international participation/local language)1015
    IPMA Events and Regional Conferences (Diversity, NORDENT, SENET, LATNET, ASIANET, etc.) *n/a15
    Global PM Conferences (IPMA World Congress and Research Conference, IPMA SIG Conferences, other conferences)1520
     

    Active attendance in events:

    Postern/a2
    Presentationn/a5
    Plenary/Panel/Keynoten/a7