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CPD assessment and compliance 

CPD assessment 

Contemporary theories of learning indicate that assessing whether learning has taken place is an essential part of any educational project. Theories of assessment also argue that assessment must be perceived by the learner as relevant, if real behavioural change is to happen. Ideally, therefore, each member should personally assess the outcome of their CPD activities.

Members should also be aware that the requirements set out above may not always adequately cover all situations, and should plan their individual CPD activities to ensure that they have adequate knowledge for all the roles they fulfil. For example, if a statutory valuator of a life office also acts a retirement fund trustee, he/she should take care to ensure the maintenance of adequate knowledge and appreciation of retirement fund matters, even though not required by the strict interpretation of the CPD requirements stated.  

CPD compliance 

As part of their annual membership renewal, members must state the CPD category into which they fall and certify compliance, or otherwise, with the CPD requirements. A sample of members may be requested to submit their records as evidence of their compliance.

All members falling within Category A must submit details of their CPD activities as part of their annual membership renewal.

Under exceptional circumstances, members may be temporarily unable to meet the CPD requirements as set out above. Applications for temporary exemption from the CPD requirements may be made to the Executive Director of ASSA, and will be considered by the CPD Committee. Appeals against the ruling of the CPD committee may be made to the President of ASSA, whose decision in this regard will be final.