From 18 October 2021, all CPD must comply with the new guidelines however CPD hours undertaken prior to 18 October 2021 can still be entered in the Technical Hours field in your CPD Log. Please contact Craig Moss with any queries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07 3632 6805.  

For compliance, RPEQs and those seeking RPEQ must record their continuing professional development (CPD) activities. The Track My CPD logbook keeps track of your CPD including conference attendance, technical tours, short courses, private study, services to the engineering profession, and more. 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guidelines

As a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), you occupy a position of trust and responsibility in the community, industry and across government. To ensure your skills and knowledge remain up to date, an RPEQ must engage in regular structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD). As a minimum, an RPEQ must undertake 150 hours of structured professional development in any given three year period

Objectives of CPD

CPD activities are designed to:

  • maintain or increase technical competence
  • develop new areas of expertise
  • increase effectiveness in the workplace
  • grow your leadership capabilities and improve career opportunities
  • increase your network of fellow professionals

A minimum 10 hours must be dedicated to risk management during any three year period.

CPD Guidelines

The CPD Guidelines outline the types of professional development activities considered acceptable to attain or retain RPEQ status.

Auditing of CPD Hours

As an assessment entity for the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ), IPWEAQ conducts CPD compliance audits on Registered Professional Engineers of Queensland (RPEQs) who have registered IPWEAQ as their assessment entity with BPEQ as part of their registration or renewal process. Audits will be conducted by random selection across the year. Using makes your CPD activities highly visible, improving the likelihood of successfully passing audit.

If you wish for IPWEAQ to be your assessment entity for CPD compliance auditing purposes, you must advise BPEQ as part of your annual RPEQ renewal process.