The Security Institute is committed to raising standards within the security profession, and encourages everyone working in security to actively seek to develop their knowledge, competence and expertise. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an essential way to keep up-to-date with the latest issues and developments in the security arena, giving those who participate in the scheme a competitive edge over other practitioners and enhancing confidence and competence.
The 2017 CPD Toolkit is a self-administered method of identifying and recording learning. We challenge you to achieve a minimum level of achievement over a set period of time.
Taking a structured approach to your professional development will help you:
Virtually anything you do that results in you learning more about security and/or management will count for the CPD scheme. What works for you will inevitably be different to other members. The Security Institute understands the varied activities undertaken by everyone, and therefore recognises a diverse range of activity, which is grouped into:
There are lots of ideas of what counts as CPD in the 2017 Activity Table.
Each year you start a new spreadsheet, and record 36 points worth of CPD activity - whatever works best for you. There must be a minimum of 5 points recorded in each of the two sections. All CPD Activity must relate to the development of security and/or management proficiency, and expand and update your knowledge in these areas.
The CPD Scheme cycle runs from 1st January to 31st December each year (pro-rata for those joining the scheme part way through the year). At the end of the year, if you submit your CPD Toolkit with 36 points or more listed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
We recommend everyone does CPD. Its generally accepted as a good thing for people who are serious about their career development to do.
Chartered Security Professionals (CSyPs) must undertake CPD and will automatically be registered with the Institute's CPD Scheme once admitted to the Register. CPD is also compulsory for all newly appointed Fellows of the Institute. (FSyI).