Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)


The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is a charity, learned society, and membership body with 12 UK nations/regions and several international groups. CIHT represents and qualifies professionals who plan, design, build, manage, maintain, and operate highways, transport infrastructure and services. Find out about our Vision & Values here. CIHT offers routes to qualifications including Chartered EngineerIncorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician, the SoRSA Certificate of Competency,  and Chartered Transport Planning Professional.

CIHT is the leading voice of the highways, transportation, infrastructure, and services profession. We are the prime source of advice for national and local government and other strategic stakeholders when they are seeking technical expertise and knowledge to guide future policy and investment. We embrace all aspects of transport infrastructure and services while continuing to value our roots in highway engineering. The Institution is therefore the natural home for all people working in transport infrastructure who are seeking education, professional qualifications, technical guidance, and networking in a welcoming environment. Find out more about CIHT's Diversity and Inclusion agenda here.


Under the CIHT Code of Conduct, CIHT members have a duty to acquire, and use wisely, the understanding, knowledge, and skills needed to perform their role. Members are also required to maintain and record a structured programme of CPD to improve and update their knowledge and skills and assist in the development of highways and transportation knowledge and skills in others. As part of their membership requirement, All Members, except Retired Members, Honorary Fellows, and full-time students are expected to meet this requirement by planning, recording, and undertaking a minimum of 25 hours of CPD throughout each year. CIHT Members who are Engineering Technicians, Incorporated Engineers and Chartered Engineers must also observe the CPD Code for registrants of the Engineering Council.

The CIHT CPD guide provides advice and guidance on what is expected of our members, helpful guidance and advice on how to plan, record and reflect on CPD activities and the support available from CIHT. The annual CIHT CPD audit selects a random sample of members each year, so members should be prepared to send us their CPD record and Development Action Plan (DAP) if they are selected for audit.. CIHT expects all members to undertake CPD covering the breadth of topics needed to address the challenges facing the highways and transportation sector and has introduced an expectation that all CIHT members should focus some of their CPD on decarbonisation from January 2023.

What counts as CPD?

CPD can be a range of different activities from informal learning from colleagues to formal structured courses. It can be focused on technical knowledge or soft skills. In general, CPD is any activity that provides new knowledge or skills that help our members to achieve their professional development goals or has otherwise helped them to develop as highways and transportation professionals. Our members are the best people to judge whether something has counted as CPD for them.

CPD Support from CIHT

CIHT provides its members with lots of opportunities for CPD including national and regional events, modules on CIHT Learn, publications, webinars, podcasts, and more. CIHT also provides tools to plan and record CPD through CIHT Learn. These are easy to use and help our members to map their progress in reaching their CPD target for the year. To support our members to meet the requirements to focus some of their CPD on decarbonisation we have produced a Decarbonisation Knowledge Framework that can be used to identify the areas to focus their CPD on.

CIHT Learn

CIHT Learn is our new, digital learning platform, designed to help our members progress their highways, transport and infrastructure careers by delivering the insights they need, when they need them, their way. It is a unique combination of online courses and other resources such as events, webinars, podcasts and case studies, personalised to our member preferences. Our members can also use CIHT Learn to create a Development Action Plan (DAP). The planning stage is valuable in ensuring the CPD they undertake focuses on the skills and knowledge that they need to develop. A DAP should include a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, including some professional development goals setting out what they want to achieve, and SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based) objectives for achieving them.

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This information is for educational purposes only to provide an overview of the CPD policy and practice for this profession.

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