Continuing professional development can help procurement professionals become better.
  • Better performance at your current job
  • Build confidence and credibility
  • Become more productive and efficient through development and professional capability
  • Cope positively to change by constantly updating skills
  • Attainment of competitive advantage over peers
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Accelerated career development
  • Improved workplace performance
  • Unlocking talent and potential within the organisation. Helps maximise staff potential by linking learning to actions and theory to practice.
  • Promotes staff development. This leads to better staff morale and a motivated workforce and helps give a positive image/brand to organisations.
  • Linking to appraisals. This is a good tool to help employees focus their achievements throughout the year.
How many CPD hours are mandatory for each year?
PPU recommends that you undertake a minimum of 20 CPD hours. A minimum of 15 (fifteen hours) CPD hours should be obtained from IPPU designated CPD activities while 5 (five) CPD hours can be obtained from other CPD activities that are not necessarily IPPU CPD activities. Proof of awarded hours like a Certificate or letter of attendance is mandatory.
What is a CPD year?
A CPD year for an IPPU member runs from 1st January to December 31st.
Can I backdate or carry over CPD hours?
No. IPPU CPD hours are awarded on yearly basis. Therefore, IPPU can not accept backdated CPD hours and/or can not carry over CPD hours (excess) into the next CPD year.
What are CPD hours/points?
CPD hours is the allocated amount of time one has spent on a learning activity. CPD hours may be converted to points, units or credits.
Failure to comply with CPD Regulations
Failure to comply with IPPU CPD requirements is a breach of IPPU regulations. It constitutes misconduct that will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee who may require that an appropriate disciplinary hearing be convened.
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