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FEANI affirms that there is an on-going need for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of engineers in Europe. CPD is the core of life-long-learning of professional engineers at all levels of proficiency. It is a prerequisite for the maintenance of high professional standards throughout an engineer’s professional life.

The CPD Committee prepared a Policy and Guidelines document on CPD. It was unanimously approved at the General Assembly in Bucharest, Romania on October 3, 2008. The document summarises FEANI’s views on CPD and gives practical guidelines to National Associations and individual European engineers on CPD.

FEANI Policy on Continuing Professional Development

Approved by FEANI General Assembly
in Lillehammer, Norway, 26 September, 1997
Reviewed version approved by FEANI General Assembly
in Bucharest, Romania, 3 October, 2008

FEANI affirms that there is an on-going need for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of engineers in Europe.

CPD is the acquisition of knowledge, experience and skills, as well as, the development of personal qualities. It contains both the acquisition of new skills, to broaden competence, and the enhancement of existing skills to keep abreast of evolving knowledge.

CPD is the core of life-long-learning of professional engineers at all levels of proficiency. It is a prerequisite for the maintenance of high professional standards throughout an engineer’s professional life.

CPD enables the employability and mobility of individual engineers. It enhances their career in the fast moving world of technology and strengthens their professional satisfaction and well-being. CPD may act as a personal job assurance in the turbulent global job market.

CPD is ultimately the individual’s personal responsibility. However, it has to be planned and it requires the cooperation, encouragement and support of employers, as well as, professional and academic institutions.

CPD is of crucial importance for sustaining the competitiveness of European industry in the global market, where competitive advantage can be gained from the application of high-end skills to leading edge technologies.

In this context, FEANI has outlined the following guidelines:

FEANI CPD GUIDELINES FOR THE NATIONAL MEMBER ORGANISATIONS

FEANI encourages all National Member Organisation and their affiliated organisations to

FEANI GUIDELINES ON CPD FOR ENGINEERS IN EUROPE

To maintain and develop their professional competence, individual engineers are encouraged to: