The CIBSE code of conduct requires all members to actively maintain – and, where possible, encourage others to maintain – their professional competence through systematic improvement and broadening of their knowledge and skills. This must be done in accordance with institution guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD).
All members registered with the Engineering Council are also expected to maintain and enhance their competence.
The institution takes these requirements very seriously and conducts an annual audit of 500 members to ensure CPD records are being maintained.
In 2017, 14 members did not respond to repeated requests to supply evidence of their CPD and, as a consequence, were not invited to renew their membership in 2018.