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Apply Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme helps workplace safety and health (WSH) officers stay up to date and expand their knowledge. If you are a WSH officer, you are required to take part in the CPD programme.

What is the CPD programme

The current CPD programme consists of both structured and unstructured activities, for WSH officers (WSHOs) to get Safety Development Units (SDUs) to renew their certificate.

Structured activities are approved by the CPD board, and include:

  • Formal study courses for example post-graduate or diploma courses.
  • Lectures and workshops for example seminars on regulatory requirements by government agencies.
  • Approved in-house training about safety, health and environment management.

Unstructured activities improve your competency, but may not be pre-approved by the CPD board. These may include:

  • Discussions or participatory activities
  • Membership in professional organisations such as Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO).
  • Attending site visits and exhibitions

Revised SDU framework from 1 January 2023

Together with the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO), the appointed CPD Board for WSHOs, we have undergone a comprehensive review of the current SDU framework, and taken into account WSHOs’ survey feedback at the 19th WSHO conference, to develop the revised SDU framework based on three categories.

It aims to develop WSH skills and knowledge for both new and experienced WSHOs, to stay competent in the evolving environment.

The revised SDU framework will replace the current framework with effect from 1 January 2023.

Read more on the revised SDU framework and FAQs.

Apply for approval as a structured activity

If you organise WSH training or events, you can apply to the Workplace Safety and Health CPD Board for your activities to be approved under the CPD programme.

Applications are processed by the SISO Secretariat. Find out more about the guidelines, criteria and application process.

Applications that do not meet the criteria will be rejected. You can appeal for reconsideration; for example, if the application is beneficial to the WSH community but does not meet the existing criteria.

Appeals will be referred to the Board for evaluation and decision.