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CIATThe Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is delighted to announce the launch of its new CPD* Register. CPD providers will now be able to make a formal submission to CIAT for inclusion of their courses on the Register, which will demonstrate their validity and relevance, as well as how professionally beneficial they are for those practising Architectural Technology.

Inclusion on the Register will allow greater visibility of the courses to a wider audience, and will assure members that the courses have been assessed against
the Institute’s criteria. The Register will enable members to find CPD sessions and programmes suited to their needs. Organisations and individuals can apply for a place on the Register via the website — for details on this process and scheme or to register visit www.ciat.org.uk/en/careers/CPD/cpd-providers.cfm

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The first certified providers on the Register include JRA (James Ritchie Architect), offering a one day introductory course on how to undertake a CDM2015 Principal Designer role on small and medium projects, and the Robert Gordon University, offering two virtual campus modules – BIM Strategy and Concepts and BIM Application.

Paul Laycock MCIAT, Vice-President Education said “I am thrilled at the launch of this service. It will provide members with an invaluable resource for keeping abreast of current practices and developments in the industry.”

CIAT is offering a 30% discount for inclusion on the Register to educational establishments delivering CPD courses that do not meet CIAT’s Accreditation or
Approval processes, and 25% off for all other organisations until 31 October 2016.

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For more information, visit www.ciat.org.uk/en/careers/CPD/ or contact Dr Noora Kokkarinen, Assistant Education Director (noora@ciat.org.uk).

*CPD is Continuing Professional Development and defined by CIAT as the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill for the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the practitioner’s working life.