The NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct Part 5, Section 16 requires that architects must annually demonstrate to the NSW Architects Registration Board that they have taken all reasonable steps to maintain and improve their knowledge and skills relevant to their architectural practice and their provision of architectural services.
Architects should undertake a minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year, of which at least 10 hours must be Formal CPD activity. CPD reporting is retrospective. You are required to report the CPD activities you completed during your last registration term at your next renewal.
All architects are required to comply with a requirement of mandatory topics, irrespective of the nature of the architectural services they normally provide. This will assist the NSW profession to address critical knowledge gaps and build capacity in areas required by the 2021 National Standard of Competency for Architects.
For more information read the Board's FACTSHEET - CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT