Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

ICCSSA recognises that Chartered and Certificated Statisticians need to continuously develop themselves through various activities of professional development.
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ICCSSA recognises that the Chartered and Certificated Statisticians need to continuously develop themselves through various activities of professional development. The professional status in an industry is underpinned by a body of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge in the real world of work.

The Chartered and Certificated Statisticians sets an industry standard of professional competence gained through formal study and informal learning processes. The Chartered and Certificated Statisticians, therefore, must maintain their professional status through a process of continuous learning and professional development.

ICCSSA defines Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as the systematic improvement and maintenance of knowledge and skills, as well as the development of personal qualities of the Chartered Statistician and Certificated Statistician necessary for the execution of the professional and technical duties throughout their careers in Statistics.

The Continuous Professional Development Committee (CPDC) will manage and administer the CPD program of ICCSSA and maintain a set of minimum CPD program requirements which members should adhere to. The CPDC will provide feedback to the BoI regarding the compliance of members to the minimum requirements of the CPD Program of ICCSSA.

The CPD program procedural information is documented within the ICCSSA Bye-Laws.

The CPD Program will be managed within CPD cycles.

Chartered members

A Chartered member will follow a three year CPD program cycle and should complete activities within the following categories:

Category 1:
Active involvement in the Statistical profession and industry – this category covers statistical work activities that are performed when carrying out professional responsibilities in the course of normal daily work and also attending relevant conferences and seminars.

Category 2:
Membership to associated organisations.

Category 3:
Development – this category covers all developmental activities such as formal courses, workshops and colloquiums which have been validated and awarded CPD credits by the Course Accreditation Committee of ICCSSA. Courses supplied by accredited tertiary institutions (e.g. a university) are automatically validated in this category.

Category 4:
Transfer of statistical or specific related knowledge to the member’s Field of Practice – this category is to recognise the transfer of knowledge to both ICCSSA members and the general public through formal or informal processes. The knowledge transfer category also makes provision where the knowledge transfer was performed by means of acting as speakers or presenters at conferences and seminars.

Certificated members

A Certificated member will follow a two year CPD program cycle and should complete activities within the following categories:

Category 1:
Active involvement in the Statistical profession and industry – this category covers statistical work activities that are performed when carrying out professional responsibilities in the course of normal daily work and also attending relevant conferences and seminars.

Category 2:
Membership to associated organisations.

Category 3:
Development – this category covers all developmental activities such as formal courses, workshops and colloquiums which have been validated and awarded CPD credits by the Course Accreditation Committee of ICCSSA. Courses supplied by accredited tertiary institutions (e.g. a university) are automatically validated in this category.

Associated members

The CPD Program does not apply to Associated members.

CPD points

Activities of members in each category earn CPD points. The following table provides a summary of the activity allocation to the recognised CPD activity category and related CPD points:

Activity

CPD Category

CPD

Point(s)

Day to day activities (work environment) between 100-400 hours

1

1.0

Day to day activities (work environment) more than 400 hours

1

2.0

Member of relevant associated professional body or society e.g. SASA, ORSSA, SACNASP

2

1.0

Event – Attended – Conference

1

1.0

Event – Attended – Workshop

3

1.0

Event – Attended – ICCSSA Accredited Course

3

1.0 or more

Event – Attended – Not ICCSSA Accredited Course

3

1.0 or more

Event – Attended – Seminar

1

0.5

Talk/Paper presented at Event

4

1.0

Knowledge transfer (e.g. mentorship, supervising, coaching) between 10 to 40 hours

4

1.0

Knowledge transfer (e.g. mentorship, supervising, coaching, peer-reviewed publications) more than 40 hours

4

2.0

Other development activity

Depends on activity

1.0 or more

CPD compliance

Members must submit their CPD activities to ICCSSA through the ICCSSA CPD website functionality to enable verification of compliance to the ICCSSA CPD program. Compliance to the minimum CPD points as calculated over a CPD cycle is compulsory for certificated and chartered members. The CPD points allocation rules indicate the compliance calculation for members to the CPD programme. Category 4 activities are only applicable to chartered members.

The compliance of members to the ICCSSA CPD program is measured as follows:

Membership type

CPD Cycle

Category 1:
To be present and active in the statistical profession or industry

Category 2:
Related memberships

Category 3:
Development

Category 4:
Transfer of knowledge

CPD Compliance minimum points requirement
(Calculated over the CPD cycle)

Certificated

2 years

A maximum of 2 points per year

A maximum of 2 points per year

A maximum of 2 points per year

N/A

10

Chartered

3 years

A maximum of 2 points per year

A maximum of 2 points per year

A maximum of 2 points per year

A maximum of 2 points per year

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