As a Technician, Professional or Fellow member of the Association you will be aware that we would ordinarily expect you to complete a certain number of CPD hours per year to maintain your membership, with CPD activities including courses, conferences and fieldtrips, as well as online learning, webinars and reading.
Obviously in these challenging times and with restrictions on commercial and social activity expected for many weeks/months to come, there will be an impact on the number of CPD hours you will be able to accrue at physical events or courses this year. With this in mind, and in agreement with partners such as the Society for the Environment, we want to reassure you that the current situation will be taken into account when we review CPD records, and we will be flexible regarding the types of CPD undertaken.
We are also taking steps to make CPD materials and opportunities available to you at home via online learning, webinars and video content. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for information about new CPD opportunities as they become available, and log anything you watch, read or complete.
In the meantime, our magazines and journals will continue to be delivered to your door (subject to available resources), so please do go online and check/update your shipping details to ensure that the address they are being delivered to will be accessible to you if you are working from home!
If you need any membership support or advice during this time, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling me direct between 9am - 2pm Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or 9am to 5pm Tuesday or Thursday on 01242 522 152 ext. 212.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you, your colleagues and your families as this time.