While actuaries bring unique technical and professional skills and judgment to decision-making in many sectors, the environments in which they work are constantly changing and new demands are being faced. Leading-edge techniques soon become standard and new knowledge can soon become old news.
Improving and developing your knowledge, skills and networks in this changing and competitive environment are vital. Your CPD, both as an individual and as part of the actuarial profession, is essential in maintaining the high levels of expertise and professional standards required.
CPD is an opportunity to boost your skills, relevance and value and should play a regular part in your professional life. Following these tips may assist you in achieving your CPD:
Choose activities that:
- expand your skills and knowledge; and
- are relevant to your work now and in the future.
- Use good judgment to determine what activities can be included in your CPD records.
- Always maintain an up-to-date CPD record by accepting automatic CPD points after completing activities or manually registering your participation.
- Apply what you learn and experience in your workplace.
- Reflect and plan further by continuing to assess your CPD needs.