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14 DIC. 2018

Earn CPD for free

When you are reminded to complete your CPD requirements, what immediately comes to your mind as the best way to do this?

Attending seminars and conferences are the natural go-to, providing excellent insight as well as helping to meet your CPD compliance requirements, but what if your schedule doesn't suit? Or what if you just need a couple of hours to hit the 20-hour target? We've sourced a suite of examples that will help towards meeting your CPD requirements, and they're all available free!

Global Cities: Creating common future agendas: World Built Environment Forum

The World Built Environment Forum facilitates industry leading discussions harenessing the enourmous potential of the 21st century's people and place.

At the 2018 Summit, held in London, Greg Clark (Visiting Professor, UCL) spoke about how cities worldwide need to adjust their priorities in order to meet the increasing demands of urbanisation, and create an environment fit for the future.

Watch his forum speech from April, and earn one hour of CPD.

Find out more about the World Built Environment Forum, heading to New York for it's annual summit in May

Contribute to our Market Surveys

RICS' market surveys are one of the leading indicators for the property industry. Based on the insight of our professionals, they detail how the real estate sector is being affected by changes to the market. All participatants receive acknowledgement in our surveys, which are picked up frequently by the national press.

Completing a survey takes less than five minutes, and count as 30 minutes of CPD. Regular participation can add up to 6 hours of informal CPD each year.

Take a look at our market surveys

Watch the Harris Debate 2018

The annual CPD Foundation Harris Debate looks afresh at what we mean by public advantage in a 21st Century context.

This year’s Harris Debate was held at the end of a programme of events celebrating RICS’ 150th anniversary. In 2018 we looked to the future; what impact artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithms, increased use of technology may have on the future of the professions and ethical behaviour.

Watching the Harris Debate video will earn you one hour CPD.

Explore other training and events, giving you insights into the future of the profession

Read the latest Modus

Modus is the RICS magazine that brings you the latest news and views, expert advice and in-depth features spanning the breadth of the surveying profession around the world.

'The Unknown Issue' - the final issue for 2018 - looks forward to what surveyors can expect from 2019, from the risks of Brexit and Climate Change, to the rewards of embracing technology.

Find out more about Modus

Want more insight into the built environment?

Explore themes from across the built and natural environments: from combatting rising sea levels to urban planning and artificial intelligence.

Take a look

Look back on the 2018 Conference season

RICS' Flagship Conferences provide detailed insight from industry experts which will help build your knowledge base regarding the critical factors influencing your sector, both now and in the future.

Taken from the Building Surveying Conference early in 2018, Bob Schukai's closing keynote speech identifies the impact of the digital environment on building surveyors, and how keeping pace with these changes will mean keeping pace with industry demands.

Attend a conference in 2019

Videos also available:

Mark Ollerton, Commercial Delivery Director at Highways England discusses how to establish a business case for economic infrastructure projects

Make it count - record your CPD today

As you’ll notice, all of these activities incur no cost other than your time, and you’ve probably completed one or more of them already. Be sure to make it count – record your CPD online before the end of year deadline.

How do I record my CPD?

Record via the RICS website

You can record your CPD by logging in to your RICS online account. You will need your email address and password that we have on file for you. If you have forgotten your password, you can set a new one at the login screen.

Login to the Member Portal

Record via the RICS CPD App

An updated version of the our CPD recording app is now available to download on both the Apple and Google Play stores – having previously been removed to fix compatibility issues caused by updates to the Apple and Android operating systems.

The CPD app is another way for you as an RICS professional to record CPD activities. It provides a convenient and easily accessible way to view, record and manage your professional development.

Please note: this app can only be used by MRICS, FRICS and AssocRICS professionals. RICS candidates should log their CPD via the Assessment Resource Centre.

Download on iOS

Download on Android

Contact us

If you have any questions about logging in or recording your CPD, please contact:

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