Changing CPD Requirements
Clive Shearer, writing from Washington State, USA, suggests some changes to CPD:
First, I must thank Robert Horne for an outstanding contribution describing the path of many engineers of my generation. He must have read my resume! I am also fully in agreement with Messers Seaman and Bowden.
(1) Scrap CPD as a blanket requirement.
(2) Set up a body of peers to investigate public complaints about practising engineers:
A review board: engineers who are found to be deficient in ethics, design approaches, noncompliant with Codes or standards shall be penalised. (There is a similar system in
the USA.) For mild 1 transgressions, monitored CPD might be prescribed.