Frequently Asked Questions:
What is required to re- accredited? Conditions for continuing membership requires a minimum of fifty (50) credit points of professional development points during the initial two years and thereafter 50 hours every five years.
How long do I have to respond? Members need to complete their record approximately one month prior to due fees. Members must respond within one calendar month of receiving notice of their continuous development record. This is best achieved by keeping up with your own record
How do I claim credit points for an activity not officially identified – Precedence of unique claims for CPD activities will be set by the AITC council. However as a general rule, 1 hour in a development learning initiative nominally equate to 1 credit point.
What happen if I am refused continued registration? When de-registered, your certificate and license is withdrawn and you will be be deregistered on the Institute directory. If de- registered you will need to apply and pay the registration fee again for “affiliate” membership.
Can I appeal for not being re- registered? You may appeal in writing if de-registered. However expect to attend or explain to a council meeting why you have not achieved the continuous development points required for re- registration.
What affect will the Covid 19 pandemic have on CPD, The institute will be extremely flexible with CPD requirements given the crisis in 2020
Will all members of the institute be audited? NO, we intend to basically follow a professional honour system; however to maintain creditability, we intend to audit a percentage of membership at random.
Activities are defined as involvements that influences and stimulate personal and/or professional development and external to your day to day occupational role. (With the exception when training apprentices) Points may be accumulated from activities that are participatory, networking, advisory, educational, training, social and more.
Professional chefs and those in associated careers that support chefs, develop through a number of educational activities, such as: Association memberships, Competitions, Conferences, Courses, Eating out, Exhibitions, In-house training, Internet, Master classes, Mentoring Networking, Self-directed learning, Social activity, Workshops, Seminars and more.
For an activity to be recognised it must be relevant to improving your current or future job or role as a chef ,or in an occupation emanating from a professional chef.
Continuous Professional Development JournalAfter registeration with the Institute you will view the online application form here.