suggest that this was because CPD is considered a dead duck at the Civils and the Institution does not know how to handle it?
The IStructE introduced a CPD recording system some 11 years ago which works very well. I was responsible for helping to design and implement it. This recognises that the membership has a very diverse spectrum of skills and career paths and encourages the individual member to self evaluate themselves every year.
Having made their assessment, they record it (on line or by hard copy) and lodge it with the Institution, which looks it over to check that it is "credible" and then the member gets a "CPD" (approved) designation against their name in the yearbook.
This tells the world – and clients and lawyers! – whether the member is at least trying to keep abreast of developments in their chosen field or a field in which they wish to develop their competence.
BRIAN CLANCY (F), firstname.lastname@example.org