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(Reference: Course and Provider Accreditation paragraph 5(f))

  1. The Demerit Points System is aimed at promoting quality control and efficient administration of CPD courses by accredited course providers.

  2. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of CPD course provider accreditation will attract Demerit Point(s). A list of items together with the Demerit Point(s) that they attract are set out on page 68. The Society may include more items in the list from time to time.

  3. Upon discovery of any alleged non-compliance, the Society will inform the course provider the number of Demerit Point(s) incurred by the course provider for that item together with the number of Demerit Point(s) the course provider has incurred within the 12 months preceding the date of notification. If the total number of Demerit Points reaches 5 or more, the accredited course provider status may be suspended for a period to be determined by the CPD Accreditation Sub-Committee. Any suspension shall not take effect until at least 3 months after written notification has been sent to the course provider. A suspension of the accredited course provider status has the effect that all applications for accreditation of courses during the period of suspension will have to be submitted on a course-by-course basis at least 4 weeks in advance of the scheduled date of the course together with all supporting documents and the prescribed fee.

  4. All Demerit Points which result in a suspension of the accredited course provider status will be spent.

  5. The Demerit Points System shall operate without prejudice to the general power of the CPD Accreditation Sub-Committee to take into account all irregularities when it reviews the accredited course provider status of an accredited course provider.

  6. A course provider aggrieved by a decision of the CPD Accreditation Sub-Committee may apply in writing to the Standing Committee on Standards and Development for a review of the decision within one month of the date of notification of the decision.

List of Irregularities

(Reference: Demerit Points System)


Irregularities


Demerit Point(s)
Late submission of notification form, return form or evaluation summary to the Society
- late for 14 days or less
- late for more than 14 days

½
1
Change of course particulars (including course title, date, time, venue and language stated on the application or notification form) without notifying the Society before the course
1
Change of course particulars which would have an impact on accreditation (including speakers, course duration and contents stated on the application or notification form) without notifying the Society before the course
1
Failure to submit return form or evaluation summary to the Society

1
Course duration shortened by over 20% of the scheduled duration

1
Failure to provide written course materials to participants

2

 

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