Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The purpose of the policy is to provide a clear framework for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for members of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ). 

This policy does not apply to PINZ members that are also NZIV members who are covered by the NZIV Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy.

Obtaining a formal qualification is a fantastic achievement but a qualification, in isolation, is not sufficient to ensure that a property professional will hold and develop all the skills and knowledge that they will need throughout their working lives. 

CPD is therefore an essential part of a professional’s career and comprises ongoing learning and education activities that maintain, enhance or develop the professional knowledge, competency and performance of individual members. The PINZ by-laws define CPD as the maintenance, improvement and development of knowledge, and personal qualities, necessary or desirable for property professionals.

CPD is a long term, systematic and planned process that takes place across an individual’s career. The outcome of good quality CPD provides value for the individual and their clients, employers, colleagues and the profession as a whole. The operation of a robust and meaningful CPD policy is also a fundamental corner-stone to the maintenance of public confidence in the profession.

The PINZ rules require that members shall, at all times, observe the requirements of the by-laws and
rules of the Institute, the Code of Ethics, the Practice Standards and comply with the Continuing
Professional Development (CPD) requirements as adopted by the Institute.

Members must take individual responsibility for their learning requirements and for identifying appropriate CPD activities
to facilitate this learning.

This policy informs PINZ members, the PINZ Board and the PINZ national support team.

Applying for a CPD Exemption

To apply for PINZ CPD exemption please click here to download an application form.