My CPD points

Continuing professional development

As an AHRI professional member or Certified HR Practitioner, you have made a commitment to modelling excellence in the workplace by continuing to develop your skills and knowledge and applying them at work. Your continuing professional development will not only benefit your organisation, it will enhance your career opportunities.

 

Your CPD requirements

AHRI Certified HR Practitioners (CPHR and FCPHR), Certified HR Academics (CAHR and FCAHR) and professional members (MAHRI, CAHRI and FAHRI) must complete the required minimum hours of CPD every three years to maintain their HR certification status or professional membership.

AHRI offers professional development programs and events that are current, relevant and developed especially for HR and people management professionals. Whether you learn best by reading, listening or doing, AHRI has you covered.

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CPD points from AHRI events

CPD points gained from attending AHRI events are automatically recorded. AHRI members who register for AHRI events/forums on or before the registration closing date will have their CPD record updated automatically. Records will be updated at the completion of the event/forum once your attendance has been confirmed. Please allow up to 60 days for your record to be updated.

If you are missing CPD hours it may be due to one of these reasons:

  • You registered after the registration closing date:

    AHRI members who register after the registration closing date are responsible for updating their own CPD record manually

  • You did not attend/you attended in place of another member: 

    AHRI members who have registered for an AHRI event/forum but are unable to attend are responsible for notifying AHRI of non-attendance/substitution. Email cpdevents@ahri.com.au

     

Record your CPD online

Use AHRI's online CPD recording tool (accessed via your member profile) to manage and track your professional development. It automatically records AHRI activities and events you have attended; however you will need to record any non-AHRI professional development activities to ensure an accurate record.

All AHRI Certified HR Practitioners and a random sample of professional members will be audited annually for CPD; you may be asked to provide evidence/records of your CPD activities for the past three years.

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Evidence of your CPD 

Evidence sources for your CPD must be objective and serviceable, and can include copies of formal qualifications, attendance statements, copies of articles written, presentations given, or payment receipts from conferences. 

It is a good idea to keep your own file at home with evidence of your completed CPD activities.

Non-compliance

Professional members who do not meet their CPD obligations may be re-graded to Affiliate membership. Such regrading considerations are made on a case-by-case basis. Certified HR Practitioners (CPHR and FCPHR) may lose their certified status if they do not meet the CPD requirements for their membership level. 

A review panel will enable non-compliant members to be reviewed by other HR professionals that are sensitive to the needs of practising professional members. An appeal process will be available to members in the event that AHRI determines they have not met their CPD obligations.

Call 03 9918 9230 to speak to a Member Career Partner with any questions or email us.

 

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FAQs

Q. What is CPD?

CPD stands for continuing professional development. All professional members (Graduate, MAHRI, CAHRI and Fellow) are required to complete CPD. CPD points for formal activities completed through AHRI are recorded online for you. For other activities completed externally, you can log in to your CPD recording tool to plan and record your CPD activities.

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Q. I've attended an AHRI event or course. How long will it take for the CPD points to be applied to my record?

Please allow up to eight weeks for the points to appear in your online CPD record.

Q. I'm participating in the AHRI mentoring program. Will AHRI update my CPD record?

Participants in our mentoring program will need to update their own CPD records. This is because each mentoring relationship will vary in terms of actual contact hours. You may wish to keep a log of contact hours with your mentee/mentor and add these hours to your record each month.

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Q. How often should I update my CPD record?

AHRI recommends that you update your CPD record on a monthly basis, but you may choose to update your record more regularly.

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Q. I am located outside of Australia or in a remote location and cannot attend any AHRI events. How can I complete the required number of CPD hours if I can't attend events?

As a professional member undertaking CPD, you will have multiple options for accruing CPD hours. We do understand that members outside of Australia or in remote locations will have limited opportunities to complete any AHRI short courses or attend events. However, there are many other activities that you can complete to accrue CPD points.

For example, you may attend any HR related short courses, events, conferences and seminars near you (they do not need to be formally recognised by AHRI) and the number of hours you spent at the course or event can be recorded as CPD hours in your AHRI online CPD record. These activities can include in-house training or training completed outside of work hours. You may also consider AHRI's elearning courses and webinars when planning your professional development. 

Q. I am a CAHRI member. How can I renew or upgrade my membership?

As of 1 January 2018 AHRI will no longer be admitting new, lapsed, rejoining or upgrading applicants to the CAHRI membership level. If you have a current CAHRI membership, you will be able to retain this level of AHRI membership in perpetuity, as long as your membership remains current into the future and you continue to meet your CPD obligations.

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