Recognising your professionalism through lifelong learning

Making sure that your experience and skills stay relevant and up to date

The Institute is here to promote the professionalism of people working within the minerals products industry. Professionalism is created through a combination of work experience and qualifications.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the process of continual improvement and personal development that supports your career. It is a process of documenting your knowledge, skills and experiences as you progress through your working life.

We believe that undertaking CPD is a way of ensuring that the qualifications that you have earned are kept up to date.

Technical Member, Member and Fellow grades of the Institute have a mandatory 30 hours of CPD (equates to only 20 minutes a day) required to maintain your IQ membership. Examples of activities that qualify as CPD hours include:

As a member you also have access to our bespoke IQ Connect App through both the Apple and Google Play stores. The App provides a simple, yet intuitive way to easily record CPD and submit your activity in a central place. To download, please search for ‘IQ Connect’ on the Apple or Google Play stores.