Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The objective of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is to ensure its members maintain an adequate level of current knowledge and proficiency.

Members who successfully comply with the membership CPD requirement will be better equipped in discharging their duties.

Maintenance of membership fees and CPD hours are required annually to renew one’s membership.

Associate members must accumulate a minimum of 20 CPD hours annually.  Professional members need a minimum 40 CPD hours annually.

For trainers however, a minimum of 120 CPD hours is required during a fixed 3-year period to maintain the trainer’s certification.








General continous education activities recognised

  • Conferences, seminars, workshops
  • Chapter programs, meetings and related activities
  • Formal learning such as post graduate or professional certificate
  • In-house cyber security training
6 CPD points per day

20 points

  • Webinars
1 CPD point per day for 1 webinar session


Certification training

  • Attending cyber security training course
6 CPD points per day

30 points


Passing related professional examinations

  • Encourage members to obtain other professional certifications.
5 CPD points per certification

10 points


Vendor based seminars/events

  • Vendor based seminars/events related to cyber security.
1 CPD point per session

2 points


Book review

  • Provide 250-words review and submit to Global ACE Scheme
2 CPD points per review

4 points


Review cyber security white papers

  • The papers must have educational aspects.
1 CPD point per review

2 points


Publication of articles, monographs and books

  • Journal/ Conference Paper
8 CPD points per paper

20 points

  • Magazine/article
4 CPD points
  • Books
10 CPD points
  • Book Chapter
6 CPD points


Contributions to the information security community

  • Include works performed that contribute to the information security profession i.e. research development, certification review manual development, Knowledge Centre Contributor
2 CPD points per session

10 points


Teaching / lecturing / presenting

  • Development and delivery of educational presentations related to cyber security
2 CPD points for each hour presentation

20 points


Calculating CPD Hours

One CPD hour is earned for each sixty (60) minutes of active participation (excluding lunches and breaks) for qualifying activities and meetings. CPD hours can be earned in quarter hour increments and can also be reported in quarter hours (rounded to the nearest quarter hour).


Membership Term Validity

The annual membership term will expire in June or December of the year. 

Membership that comes into effect in January till June of the year will expire at the end of June the following year (end of the term) and the membership that comes into effect in July till December of the year will expire at the end of December the following year (end of the term).

Members are to renew their membership at the end of the term by earning minimum contact hours of CPD and paying the annual maintenance fee.