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 CPD programme consists of both structured and unstructured activities, with the goal of helping WSH officers stay competent and relevant to the environment in which they operate.
Structured activities are approved by the CPD board, and include:
- Formal study courses (e.g. post-graduate or diploma courses).
- Lectures and workshops (e.g. seminars on regulatory requirements by government agencies).
- Approved in-house training about safety, health and environment management.
Unstructured activities improve your competency, but aren’t necessarily approved by the CPD board. These may include:
- Discussions or participatory activities.
- Membership in professional organisations e.g. Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO).
- Attending site visits and exhibitions.
Apply for approval as a structured activity
If you organise structured programmes, you can apply to the Workplace Safety and Health Continuing Professional Development 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.