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Approval Policy Guideline
 

 

  

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CPD CREDIT

APPROVAL POLICY GUIDELINE
October 2016

 

1.         Web Site:

i.           Approved activities/events will be displayed on the IMA website under the CPD section. 

ii.           Activities/events not displayed in the "Approved" list section require the approval by the IMA office. A formal online CPD-Event Approval form must be submitted. The request will be reviewed by the IMA
office within 2 to 4 weeks.

 

2.          Policy Guidelines for Formal In-House Formal Training:

-       Formal in-house training will be recognized if the training is relevant to the member's property assessment profession. Specialized training such as Workplace Safety, CPR etc. do not qualify.

-       The online CPD-Event Approval form must be submitted when requesting approval. Approval requests will be evaluated based on length of training, complexity of content and relevancy to the property assessment profession etc.

-       Maximum number of CPD credits may be approved based on the following:

-    1 day training = capped at up to 7.0 hrs

-    ½ day training = capped at up to 4.0 hrs

 

3.         A.I.M.A Members Elevated to M.I.M.A Status during a Cycle:

-       While an A.I.M.A, the member must satisfy the appropriate amount of CPD hours for the time as an A.I.M.A., (e.g., one year requires eight (8) hours).

 

-       Once elevated to M.I.M.A. status, the member must complete the appropriate CPD hours required while an M.I.M.A. member, (e.g. One year requires ten (10) hours). In addition, the member must also complete any outstanding hours that may be owing while as an A.I.M.A member. The Accreditation Committee will address the CPD Credit status with the candidate during the M.I.M.A Accreditation interview process.        

 

4.        Capping Policy:

A maximum capping policy (up to 15.0 hrs) will be applied for any single activities/events such as:

 

i.              Correspondence Courses, e-learning Courses, Webinar Sessions, In class Seminars, Conferences, Meeting Events, Presenters, Instructors,

           Markers, Speakers, IMA Committee members and other IMA Volunteer positions.

ii.             Principle of Capping - encourage members to undertake more than one activity/event to complete a CPD cycle.

iii.       CPD Credits are assigned at the sole discretion of the CPD Committee

 

5.        Maximum CPD Hours for Completion of the following activities. Each activity will be evaluated based on their own merits.

Institution

High Level
(Up to)

Medium Level
(Up to)

Light Level
(Up to)

Comment

University

15 hrs

12 hrs

6 hrs

 

College

15 hrs

12 hrs

6 hrs

 

IMA

15 hrs

12 hrs

6 hrs

 

LSUC

15 hrs

12 hrs

6 hrs

 

AIC

15 hrs

12 hrs

6 hrs

 

Seminars,
E-Learning, Webinars

6 hrs 

4 hrs 

 2 hrs

 

           

6.         Maximum CPD Hours for Professional/Volunteer IMA Activities:

Activity

High Level

(Up to)

Medium Level

(Up to)

Light Level

(Up to)

Comment

IMA Course Markers

15 hrs

12 hrs

6 hrs

- Same as Course

- 1 claim per year

Instructors

6 hr

full day

3 hr

half day

1.5 hr

¼ day

- X 3 for prep time

- 1 claim per year

Presenters

6 hr

full day

3 hr

half day

1.5 hr

¼ day

- X 3 for prep time

- 1 claim per year

Speaker/
Panel

6 hr

full day

3 hr

half day

1.5 hr

¼ day

- X 2 for prep time

- 1 claim per year

Executive Committee

12 hrs

8 hrs

N/A

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