Progress on national accreditation plan
FURTHER details have been revealed about the first step by Ag Institute Australia (AIA) towards a national accreditation scheme for agricultural professionals.
AIA’s certified practising agriculturist (CPAg) program allows industry professionals to be recognised for their skills, knowledge, experience and adherence to best practice.
CPAg helps participants document and demonstrate their continuing professional development and is the entry point for AIA members to seek full accreditation as a chartered agricultural professional.
The revised and modernised CPAg system is part of the evolving accreditation system developed by AIA.
To achieve CPAg status, candidates will need to achieve a minimum of 60 CPD points in a calendar year.
“One of the biggest changes is that completion of CPAg qualification via demonstrated CPD points will be a required part of full AIA membership from January 1, 2019,” AIA chair Andrew Bishop said.
CPAg consists of an initial application, renewal based on evidence of ongoing professional development, and an authorising and auditing process.
DEVELOPING: Continuing to learn will be a requirement, according to AIA chair Andrew Bishop.