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Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES)
The RAeS recognises the importance of CPD and expects all of its Engineering Council registrants to undertake appropriate CPD for their professional development. It is not the Society’s policy to be prescriptive in what registered members are asked to do. The Society believes registrants and, where appropriate, their employers are best placed to decide what CPD is appropriate to maintain the knowledge and skills required for their current and future roles. The Society is committed to supporting registered members and has produced a number of tools to help them, such as mycareerpath (which is the online tool to help them record and develop their professional development), mentoring and specialist groups.
The Society expects registrants to be able to demonstrate, if requested, their commitment to CPD. Written evidence will be required at registration for EngTech, IEng and CEng. At other times, registrants may be surveyed to establish whether the Society’s policies and support services for professional development are useful and effective.
Though the Society does not stipulate what constitutes CPD for membership, competence E4 in UK-SPEC expects applicants for EngTech, IEng and CEng registration to carry out CPD. This competence will be assessed during the Professional Review and Interview so it is very important that CPD activities and plans are clearly listed in the Development Action Plan (to be submitted with EngTech, IEng or CEng Qualifying Report).