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Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme

Introduction

In keeping with the responsibility of actively encouraging and facilitating the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of all members to maintain high standards of professional competence, CILT Sri Lanka commenced its CPD programme for members of all grades from 1st August 2015.  As part of introducing this scheme to Sri Lanka, a simple and flexible scheme has been designed to help members take responsibility, to plan and implement their own CPD plan.

CPD Requirements for Upgrading of Membership

Upgrade of membership within CILT Sri Lanka will be subject to achievement of a prescribed number of CPD points collected over the recent most 5 years.  The following point scheme is in place.

Student/Associate/Graduate to MILT 500 points
MILT to CMILT 700 points
CMILT to FCILT 1000 points

The points that can be earned from each CPD activity are given in the below table

Opportunities for CPD

There are many opportunities for CPD within the Institute. For example, events and seminars organised on a local, regional and national basis. In addition, the Institute’s training programmes delivered online or in the classroom. Through these courses a member can gain practical knowledge of the most up to date tools and techniques and develop skills to improve job performance to enhance career prospects.

Points[1] that may be claimed for CPD activities

Activity Points Maximum Points
Attending and participating in a lecture, presentation, discussion or seminar of not less than one hour duration, organised by CILT Sri Lanka where attendance is certified by the secretariat. 20 per event 300
Attending and participating in a workshop, conference or seminar of not less than three hours duration, organised by CILT Sri Lanka where attendance is certified by the secretariat. 40 per event 200
Attending and participating in a workshop, conference for at least one day duration organized by CILT Sri Lanka where attendance is certified by the secretariat. 60 per day 200
Attending a site visit organised by the CILT Sri Lanka 40 per event 120
Chairman/Coordinator of an organizing committee 60 per year 300
Member of an organizing committee 40 per year 300
Other one – off CILT Sri Lanka events 10 per hour maximum 20 per event 100
Member of an interview panel for CILT Sri Lanka 10 per interview 100
Member of an accreditation panel 60 per accreditation 200
Preparing documents/ reports/ publications for CILT Sri Lanka
Preparing question papers for CILT Sri Lanka exams
20 per document 200
Attending and participating in a lecture, presentation or discussion or seminar for a topic directly related to Logistics and Transport of not less than one hour duration, organised by a professional Institute or university, where attendance is certified by the organising Institution. 10 per event 100
Attending and participating in a workshop, conference or seminar for a topic directly related to Logistics and Transport of not less than three hour duration, organised by a professional Institute or university, where attendance is certified by the organising Institution. 20 per event 100
Attending and participating in a conference or workshop on Logistics and Transport of not less than one days duration, organised by a professional Institute or university, where attendance is certified by the organising Institution. 30 per day 100
Attending and participating a training programme or course on Logistics and Transport of not less than one days duration, organised by the employer with professional resource persons, where attendance is certified by the organising institution. 20 per day, maximum 100 per event 140
Following a post graduate course of study having minimum duration of one year at a recognized university where attendance is certified 100 per year 200
Certificate/diploma courses of less than 100 hours of instructional activity 80 200
Certificate/diploma courses exceeding 200 hours of instructional activity 100 200
One year post graduate degree 200 200
Two year master’s degree 300 300
PhD degrees of three years or more 400 400
Providing services as a resource person in any of above programmes 20 per hour for each new lecture prepared 200
Undertaking technical research and development for a new piece of work provided that the research is subsequently applied 100 per application 200
Providing mentoring to a student registered in a university or Institute of higher learning 20 per student per year 120
Newspaper, magazine article of at least 2500 words
Research/professional experience (journal/conference) papers published
Book
30
100
200
200

[1] Points may only be claimed for satisfactory attendance and completion of the activity.