Become qualified and achieve recognition within the renewable energy industry
Progress your career and gain Mastership Status in Renewable Energy
CPD Activities for Progression
In order to complete the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Membership Programme and progress to Mastership Status, you are required to complete various CPD Activities for Progression.
You may find that current activities you are already doing count towards your CPD and membership progression.
Participants on the CPD Membership Programme are required to record the duration and keep documentation of their CPD activities (each piece of evidence should include your name and the duration of the activity in hours). This is then submitted to the CPD Assessment team who will review the evidence and if successful, award Membership or Mastership Status. You will need to record 30 hours of CPD Activities in order to reach the next level of membership.
The CPD Framework covers activities which contribute towards your professional development within the renewable energy or energy efficiency field. This can include private research and study, completing training courses or attending conferences or energy events.
The range of approved activities is listed below
We are able to provide some of the CPD Activities for progression through the European Energy Centre, which you will be able to carry out as part of the Programme.
Achieve the Galileo Master Certificate by completing a wide range of renewable energy courses held at major universities. Run by the EEC and taught by university lecturers, professors and experts with many years of experience, these renewable energy training courses enable you to enhance and develop skills and knowledge within various sectors of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the certificates achieved, these must include the date the event was held and your name.)
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency online distance learning courses for busy professionals, available globally. Taught by university lecturers and leading experts, distance learning offers a wide variety of interactive activities.
(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the distance learning certificates achieved, these must include the date the event was held and your name.)
European and international conferences are regularly organised by the EEC with the United Nations Environment Programme, universities and associations. Attending these conferences offer the opportunity to network, keep up to date with the latest technological developments and meet key players in the industry. Please note that this category only allows you to claim up to 10 hours of CPD per year.
(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the personal conference invitation letter or participation certificate, these must include the date the event was held and your name.)
There are several other approved CPD activities that you may complete in order to progress through the Membership Programme:
- Articles and Papers
Write and have relevant articles or journal papers published. These must be related to the renewable energy or energy efficiency field.
Stay up to date by reading relevant journals and publications. For example, the official online journal of the EEC and the approved activities that can be found on the EnergyCPD Partners page will allow you to keep track of the latest research and industry news. Please note that this category only allows you to claim up to 10 hours of CPD per year.
(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the papers and articles written or references of articles read. These must include the title, name and date of publication.)
Complete relevant CPD professional courses related to renewable energy.
(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of the certificates and qualifications achieved, these must include dates the qualification was awarded and your name.)
Tutor and coach other individuals in an area of renewable energy or energy efficiency, as part of a collaborative learning or tutoring programme. This should be aimed at sharing knowledge and skills with other industry professionals.Please note that this category only allows you to claim up to 10 hours of CPD per year.
(Evidence required: original photocopy or scan of a letter written by the person/professional who has been coached, this must include dates and must include your name.)
How do I submit my CPD activity log and evidence?
PROGRESSION THROUGH CPD ACTIVITIES IS ASSESSED ONCE A YEAR.
Once a year, you will need to send the following:
- A log stating the relevant activities you have accomplished,
- Duration in hours of each activity,
- Supporting evidence relating to each of the activities accomplished.
PLEASE NOTE: do not send any original documents, as these will NOT be returned. Please only send copies of the original documents.
The Membership Committee,
European Energy Centre Administration Office
68/1 Spottiswoode Street
What is CPD?
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a professionally recognised term for improving, updating and developing skills, knowledge and experience relevant to your professional work.
Progressing your CPD is crucial to ensuring continuous effectiveness and efficiency, particularly within the dynamic industries of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
For this reason, the European Energy Centre (EEC) has developed a Renewable Energy Professional CPD Framework to allow you to improve your own CPD skills and knowledge in renewable energy and energy efficiency.