Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


We are committed to raising standards in the security profession and encourage everyone to think about how they can continue to develop and how they help and support others. Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Toolkit is an essential way to track how you keep up-to-date with latest issues and developments in security and management, giving participants a competitive edge over other practitioners, enhancing confidence and competence.

Our Toolkit helps you plan your personal development activity and tracks your achievements to reach set standards year on year. The CPD Toolkit is updated and published each year and is a self-administered method of identifying and recording learning. We challenge you to achieve 36 points or more each year.

CPD is compulsory for Chartered Security Professionals (CSyPs) and Fellows (FSyI) appointed since January 2014 but everyone is welcome to use the toolkit. Having at least 2 years completed CPD is essential for members who want to upgrade to the fellowship.

All sorts of development activity is recognised including events run by our CPD partners which score double points. Look out for the logo and check out who they are below.

Taking a structured approach to your professional development will help you:

  • Keep pace with changes in the Security Sector
  • Achieve recognition
  • Identify your competencies
  • Become more employable
  • Motivate yourself to improve your skills
  • Achieve your goals and progress in your career.

CPD Downloads


The 2018 CPD Toolkit is now live . Everything you need to get started is in the Toolkit and there is no need to register – just download the Toolkit, read the “Getting Started” tab and start recording your learning.

2018 CPD Toolkit

Certificates of Attendance – download these if you have attended the event and keep them as evidence

18.01.18 SyI Breakfast Briefing (3)

27.02.18 Duty of Care Conference (12)

6-7.03.18 SCTX Exhibition & Conference (Various)

15.03.18 SyI New Members Lunch (2)

21-22.03.18 Cyber Security Expo (Various)

Why?


Taking a structured approach to your professional development will help you:

  • Keep pace with changes in the Security Sector
  • Achieve recognition
  • Identify your competencies
  • Become more employable
  • Motivate yourself to improve your skills
  • Achieve your goals and progress in your career.

What?


What counts as a CPD Activity?

Virtually anything you do that results in you learning more about security and/or management will count for the CPD scheme. What works for you will inevitably be different to other members. We understand the varied activities undertaken by everyone, and therefore recognises a diverse range of activity, which is grouped into:

  • FORMAL learning, including member events, seminars, conferences, courses and qualifications, all of which can be provided by the Security Institute or other organisations. Organisations tend to offer formal CPD.
  • INFORMAL learning, such as committee work, presentations, papers, mentoring, research etc. often aimed at educating or supporting the development of others.

There are lots of ideas of what counts as CPD in the Activity Table which is contained in the Toolkit.

How?


The CPD Scheme cycle runs from 1st January to 31st December each year (pro-rata for those joining the scheme part way through the year). At the end of the year, if you submit your CPD Toolkit with 36 points or more listed, once it has been verified you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Each year you start a new spreadsheet designed specially for that year, and record 36 points worth of CPD activity – whatever works best for you. There must be a minimum of 5 points recorded in each of the two sections. CPD Activity must relate to the development of security and/or management proficiency, and expand and update your knowledge in these areas.

The new Toolkits are launch in Q2 each year once the previous year’s system audit has been completed.

2018 CPD Partners


Our CPD Partners offer great learning opportunities and their events are worth double points in the CPD scheme.

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