Each year at annual renewal of registration architects are required to report on their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities in the previous year. The Board considers that 20 hours of activities (of which at least 10 hours are formal) should be the minimum amount of activity undertaken by an architect in each year.
Architects are encouraged to develop a CPD plan that addresses the maintenance, development and enhancement of their own professional knowledge and skills. Activities should relate to practice as an architect and be in addition to activities already undertaken in the normal course of the architect's practice or employment. Activities in each year should relate to a minimum of two units in the National Architecture Competency Standards – Design, Documentation, Practice Management and Project Management.