Continuing Professional Development

Governance Professionals Never Stop Learning

Undertaking professional development allows you to keep your knowledge and business skills up to date, develop your personal skills, support professional growth, and may further your career. All members of CGIC are encouraged to partake in ongoing professional development.

Chartered members have annual mandatory professional development requirements as governed by our Continuing Professional Development policy to ensure ongoing professional development and growth. Mandatory professional development is a commitment to the public to ensure Chartered members abide by the highest standards in the profession.

About Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the maintenance, enhancement, and continuous improvement of knowledge, skills, and abilities. The focus of CPD is firmly on results – the benefits that professional development can bring you in the real world. 

Effective January 1, 2012, all Associates and Fellows of the Institute, except those who have retired, are required to undertake a minimum of twenty (20) hours of professional development annually in order to remain members in good standing. This activity must consist of at least five (5) hours of structured activities; the balance may be unstructured activities.  Chartered members are asked to make an annual declaration that they have met the minimum number of CPD hours required as part of the renewal process.

Recent Online CPD Sessions

Online CPD Session – Break the Mold of Negativity Around Rules

CGIC hosted a complimentary online CPD Session with Lewis S Eisen. The webinar, Break the Mold of Negativity Around Rules took place on September 22, 2020, via Zoom Teleconference.

A copy of Mr. Eisen's presentation is also available to download in PDF format.

Visit the CGIC Youtube Page for more CPD recordings.

Looking for structured CPD activities?


What Do I Need to Track?

It is good practice to maintain records of your personal CPD efforts. You will only need to demonstrate your activities if you are selected at random audit, where we will work with you to determine if the policy criteria has been met:

  • What type of CPD the activity falls into (structured or unstructured)
  • The name of the course or event, if applicable
  • What the activity involved
  • The date/s you completed the activity
  • How many hours you spent on the activity
  • Your feedback/thoughts on the activity – what you learned and how this has helped you/will help you

Consider downloading this CPD Tracking spreadsheet to keep track of the CPD you complete throughout the year.

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