Continuing Professional Education (CPE) helps ARMS members to:
- Maintain relevant knowledge;
- Develop and implement research management practices in their workplaces;
- Develop their career; and
- Be an example or mentor to other research management professionals in their workplace.
Accredited members must complete 60 hours of CPE over a three year period according to the guidelines below. Special dispensation may be provided for those unable to complete this requirement (see section on career break provision). Please consult the ARMS Executive Office for further advice on your individual case.
TYPES OF CPE
CPE activities may comprise the following elements:
- Formal postgraduate study and other tertiary courses relevant to research administration and/or management and not undertaken as part of a degree course;
- Conference attendance, workshops, seminars and other similar activities delivered or facilitated by recognised practitioners in the field of research management, including ARMS events;
- Learning activities in the workplace which enhance research management knowledge or skills;
- Service to ARMS, sister societies or other similar bodies up to a maximum of 30 hours over a three year period;
- Preparation and/or presentation of courses, talks and other material at research management workshops and conferences;
- Secondment appointments up to a maximum of 30 hours over a three year period; and
- Any other structured activities not covered by the above but which satisfy the objectives of these Guidelines.
Individuals or organisations may make a case at any time for inclusion of any specific event, course or workplace activity to be added to this Register. All claims must be logged using the ARMS member's portal.
Accredited members wishing to claim hours of CPE may do so via the ARMS member's portal. Note that the maximum claim for any conference relevant to the profession will be 8 hours and any other event relevant to the profession will be 7 hours per day.
Members can obtain a listing of all approved CPE claims via the member's portal.
The CPE working party shall be the final arbiter in decisions on the applicability of events/activities for CPE. The CPE working party meets quarterly in February, May, August and November to review CPE claims.
CAREER BREAK PROVISION
Members who are required to take a career break (sickness, child-birth, transfer etc) will be entitled to deduct the period of career interruption in their requirement to complete 60 hours CPE in three years.