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Continuous Professional Development 

CPD is a learning programme that helps principal officers to maintain and nurture their skills and competencies. As a registered professional body, Batseta is authorised to offer a CPD programme to designated principal officers within the retirement fund industry.

CPD Hour Requirement

A recognised CPD programme is linked to the time spent by principal officers for professional development. One (1) hour spent on any training activity equals 1 CPD point. There are prescribed hours of learning linked to the role of a principal officer. The following CPD hours apply to designated principal officers: 

Principal officers must complete 20 -30 hours of continued professional development during a one-year reporting period depending on their membership status. The following designations are registered for principal officers: 


a. Chartered Principal Executive Officer (CPEO): 30 CPD points per reporting period.

b. Associate Principal Executive Officer (APEO): 20 CPD points per reporting period.

CPD Activities

  • CPD activities could be both informal and formal (Examples include, webinars, conferences, readings, workshops, skills programmes, full qualifications, short courses, self-study)

  • There should be a blend of activities

  • A CPD training plan must be submitted for each year detailing all planned activities (Knowledge, skills, behaviours, reflective practices)

  • Dependent on membership status, members must complete 20-30 hours during a 1-year reporting cycle