PLEASE NOTE: from 18 October 2021, all CPD must comply with the new guidelines (detailed in the CPD Requirements tab) however CPD hours undertaken prior to 18 October 2021 can still be entered in the Technical Hours field in your CPD Log. Please contact Juliet Schaffer, Learning & Assessment Coordinator with any queries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07 3632 6822.  


For compliance, RPEQs and those seeking RPEQ must record their continuing professional development (CPD) activities. IPWEAQ's online CPD logbook is the most efficient way to manage your CPD obligations.

This online logbook keeps track of CPD activities including conference attendance, technical tours, short courses, private study, services to the engineering profession, and more. Regular updating of your CPD logbook not only keeps track of your CPD hours, it builds your CV.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guidelines

As a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), you occupy a position of trust and responsibility within 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 over 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.