About Continuing Professional Development

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the ongoing process by which professionals in various fields enhance their skills, knowledge, and expertise throughout their careers. 

CPD activities, such as workshops, seminars, training programs, and self-directed learning, are crucial for professionals to stay updated with the latest advancements in their respective industries, maintain competence, and meet industry standards. 

Engaging in CPD ensures that professionals can adapt to emerging challenges, contribute effectively to their fields, and deliver high-quality solutions to complex problems throughout their careers.

Engineer looking at Continuing Professional Development

CE or CPD comes in many names but represents the same thing. Here are some of them that may be used in your country:

  • CPD – Continuing Professional Development
  • CEU – Continuing Education Units
  • PDH – Professional Development Hours
  • CEP – Continuing Education Programs
  • CPC – Continuing Professional Competency

Sustainability Education Academy and CPD

Sustainability Education Academy offers diverse courses to sustainability professionals, energy efficiency experts, engineers, and HVAC technicians and specialists. These courses not only impart valuable knowledge and skills in sustainable practices but also provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits, points, hours, or units. By enrolling in our accredited CPD courses, professionals in the sustainability and energy efficiency industry can stay up-to-date with the latest advancements, remain competent, and contribute effectively to their respective fields. Our commitment to delivering high-quality education ensures that participants can positively impact environmental preservation and energy conservation efforts.

CPD Credits Are Eligible With These Organisations

  • Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA)
  • Clean Energy Council (CEC)
  • Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heating (AIRAH)
ESTA, CEC, and AIRAH logos, Sustainability Education Academy at the center

Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heating (AIRAH)

AIRAH functions as the independent body for the HVAC&R building services industry. Its primary dedication lies in equipping HVAC&R professionals and practitioners with the essential training, tools, and resources to enhance their knowledge and skills. As the acknowledged education and training provider for the HVAC&R sector, AIRAH diligently adheres to the education development and delivery standards prescribed by the various government education accreditation authorities.

Sustainability Education Academy continues to empower professionals to drive positive change and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Clean Energy Council (CEC)

The Clean Energy Council is Australia’s premier clean energy industry organization. It operates as a not-for-profit, membership-based entity and collaborates closely with the country’s top renewable energy, energy storage companies, and rooftop solar installers to advance the growth and progress of clean energy throughout Australia.

Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA)

The Energy Services and Technology Association holds a prominent position as the leading energy management industry association in the UK. Boasting over 40 years of experience, ESTA is crucial in setting standards and advancing the energy management sector. With a remarkable track record, ESTA is recognized for effectively advocating its members’ interests at the highest levels, both nationally and internationally.


How IEEE CEUs are Awarded

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a globally recognized organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. With a rich history and a global presence, IEEE plays a vital role in shaping the future of technology and engineering.

IEEE is not just an acronym; it’s a community of professionals, researchers, and innovators who drive technological advancement worldwide. Its mission transcends boundaries, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among professionals across the globe.

Opting for IEEE CEUs for your course completion is a commendable choice. It signifies your commitment to enhancing your knowledge and staying at the forefront of your field.

Please NOTE that these are not issued on the spot.

Here’s how the IEEE CEU award process works:

  1. Course Completion and Feedback
    After you’ve successfully completed your chosen course at the Sustainability Education Academy, your next step is to fill out a detailed feedback survey. This survey is crucial, as IEEE will not issue a certificate of recognition without a feedback survey completed.

  2. Notifying IEEE
    We will then notify IEEE about your accomplishment, sharing essential details:
                    – Your name and email address
                    – The course’s name that you’ve completed
                    – The date of your course completion
                    – A copy of your feedback survey (this is an IEEE requirement)
    And we forward your payment for the CEU recognition. 

  3. Certificate Issuance
    They will carefully review the details we provide and your survey responses. Once the process is complete, IEEE will issue an official IEEE certificate of recognition directly to you.

  4. Timelines for Certificate Delivery
    It’s important to note that the issuance of your IEEE certificate may take some time. Typically, it may take up to 45 days for IEEE to process and issue your certificate. Please be patient during this period as IEEE processes your recognition.

Remember, without completing the feedback survey, IEEE will not issue a certificate of recognition. So, make sure to provide valuable input to help us enhance our courses and to receive your well-deserved IEEE recognition.

If you have chosen to get IEEE CEUs for this course, please note that these are not issued on the spot.

Instead the following will happen:

  1. When you have completed the course, and completed the detailed feedback survey, we will notify IEEE of your name and email address, the name of the course you completed, the date you completed it on, and will also supply them a copy of your feedback survey (this is an IEEE requirement), and forward your payment for the CEU recognition.  Note that without a feedback survey completed IEEE will not issue a certificate of recognition.
  2. After reviewing what we have provided them, they will then issue an IEEE certificate of recognition directly to you.
  3. It may take up to 45 days for your IEEE certificate to be issued to you.

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